Halim El-Dabh

Halim El-Dabh is a Professor Emeritus of African Ethno-Musicology from Kent State University. He has traveled the world on projects by such organizations as the Smithsonian Institute studying and participating in the music of tribal cultures, and was honored at the reopening of the Library at Alexandria. He is an experienced drummer and performer on a wide variety of authentic African musical instruments and on keyboard. He was a soloist with Leopold Stokowsky, and he's the composer of the music for Martha Graham's Clytemnestra, Nuriev and Margo Fontayne's The Fallen Angel Lucifer, Nile Festival Music, Ramses the Great Symphony, Lament of the Pharaoh, and the sound-light show for the Great Pyramid of Egypt. His production Opera Flies was part of the 25th Anniversary memorial program for the Kent State shooting. A pioneer in the field of electronic music, he has a CD compilation of early work entitled Crossing Into the Electric Magnetic. Halim has worked with both the Ohio Arts Council and Cleveland Public Theatre on Blue Sky Transmissions: The Tibetan Book of the Dead. ACE has produced a CD and a DVD of his 2002 Starwood performance entitled Halim El-Dabh Live at Starwood.

















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