Tarek Elazhary

OneBeat 2019 Fellow

Composer, Oud Player

Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian educator and composer, Tarek Elazhary has worked extensively with famed Iraqi oud player Naseer Shamma, serving as an instructor at the Arabic Oud House in Cairo. He has also led courses in traditional music at the German University in Cairo and performed with the university’s Arabic music ensemble. Tarek’s current projects seek to preserve the musical heritage of the Middle East, while exploring its place within a contemporary context. He is the co-founder of popular instrumental band Dokkan, which blends eastern influences with contemporary western instrumentation.