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Performing Arts Specialist/Teaching Artist

Daveed Korup


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Percussionist & Teaching Artist, Daveed sparks the imagination with his evocative synthesis of North African and Turko-Persian traditions interwoven with contemporary Western percussion styles.

Author of TAO TE DRUM: Eastern Drumming for Western Drummers and Drumming by the Numbers, Daveed’s artistic vision fosters the belief that “The world is a giant drum just waiting to be played.”

Since 1994, Daveed has journeyed across America through DRUMFEST!, a hands-on, multi-cultural drumming experience for people of all ages, where he promotes strong curriculum connections between world percussion and core subjects: i.e. reading, writing, math, and science.

A true rhythm evangelist and consummate artistic collaborator, Daveed has worked with such eclectic ensembles, as: TURKU (Eurasian Folk Ensemble); the MOVING POETS THEATRE OF DANCE; and WITHOUT BORDERS, 21st century chamber music.

In 2007, Daveed became the Performing Arts Specialist for PORT DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, Baltimore MD, where he has developed an extensive repertoire of multi-disciplinary, arts integrated programs: i.e. Japanese Paper Theater/Kamishibai (Kah-mee-she-buy) and the World Rhythm Drum Circus.

Additional milestones include: WHIRLWINDS (DVD), a rhythmical odyssey of improvisational percussion and dance; 2005 saw the unveiling of his signature DAVEED DOUMBEK™ from Mid-East Manufacturing; and in 2001, Daveed traveled, with TURKU, to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, representing the United States for the Third Annual Sharq Taronalari Music Festival, sponsored by UNESCO and the Uzbekistan government.


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