Nowruz Opening Ceremony – Sima Bina and Ensemble
Friday, March 13, 2020 – 6:30 pm
George Weston Recital Hall
Meridian Arts Centre
Hamin Honari is a Iranian-Canadian hand drummer who specializes on the Iranian hand drums tombak and daf. He has focused on adapting his drumming style and technique to accommodate many different genres of music. He has many years of experience as a performer and teacher. He has taught at schools such as the Vancouver Symphony School of Music, the Nava Art Centre, in North Vancouver and the Persian Cultural and Art Institute of British Columbia. He has performed with groups such as the Dastan Ensemble, one of Iran’s best-known Persian classical music ensembles and has accompanied many amazing musicians and singers such as Salar Aghili, Parissa, Hossein Omoumi, Hossein Behroozinia, Saeed Farajpouri, and Itamar Erez. Hamin has been teaching for over 10 years and is working on creating his own courses for tombak and daf.