Kathryn Lockwood, Viola
Yousif Sheronick, Percussion.
This remarkable blend of melody and rhythm creates a musical conversation unlike any other. The viola is augmented with the sounds of the durbakeh (goblet drum) and riq (tambourine) from the Middle East, the West African djembe, and numerous frame drums from around the globe. From Philip Glass, to Derek Bermel to John Patitucci, composers are eager to contribute to duoJalal’s repertoire as their view of the musical world is all-encompassing. duoJalal’s name is inspired by the 13th century poet Jalal Rumi, whose visions, words, and life teach the world how to reach inner peace and happiness and that people of all religions and backgrounds can live together in peace and harmony.