A great percussioniste and back up vocalist.
This outstanding percussionist also plays: tabla, rek, daf, bendir, dahola, Oud and
Afro-Cuban percussion such as: congas, djmbay and timbals. Musician from a very
young age, Firas began his professional career at the age of 13.
influence was vast: Arabic, Eastern, Turkish and Iraqi. This
exceptional artist was part of the gypsy group Ziganne, among many
others. During his time with one such group: Maghrébiet, Firas intensified his
mastery of Arabic music: Algerian rai, Moroccan shaabi as well as
Tunisian mezoued. He has also enhanced such ensembles as: Mek Sili, El
Hasni and The Circle of Ecstasy. This versatile percussionist has
graced the Festival Stages of: Just for Laughs, Francofolies and Les
Vues D'Afrique, the Montreal Jazz Fest and the Festival du Monde
The multitalented Firas is also a member of the
He is acting songwriter and studio programmer alongside Christine Atallah,
comprising the Eastern composing team of Arabic material for the Bassalindos.
Voluble acclaim is in evidence for fantastic Firas!