Joseph Tawadros

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Chameleons of the White Shadow is the intriguing title to a captivating new album by 2012 ARIA Award winner Joseph Tawadros [Best World Music album].

Mainly composed by Tawadros and recorded at AVATAR studios in New York, Tawadros has garnered a legendary posse of world-class musicians who join him in bringing this album to life.

The sound of Tawadros’ Oud comes from the East while banjo demigod and collaborator Béla Fleck’s is from the West. On this new album they meet in the middle creating a truly gratifying and contemporary fusion where world, classical and jazz seamlessly create a new sound.

Other contributors to the album include “World’s Greatest Organist” Joey DeFrancesco, American Soul/Funk legend Roy Ayers, who ranks as one of the world’s most sampled musicians in hip hop and leading jazz bassist Richard Bona.

At just 29 years of age, Egyptian-born Australian Joseph Tawadros has established himself as one of the world’s leading Oud performers and composers. Testament to his wide-ranging musicianship, Tawadros has performed and/or composed with diverse artists such as John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Camerata Salzburg, Sultan Khan, Richard Tognetti and The ACO, Ivry Gitlis, Christian Lindberg, Neil Finn and Katie Noonan, amongst many others.

Chameleons of the White Shadow is Tawadros’ 10th album, which follows Concerto of The Greater Sea, winner of the ARIA Award for Best World Music album in 2012.

In 2006 Tawadros was the youngest recipient of the Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music. He has received nine ARIA Award nominations and has won five Limelight Awards. In 2011 the Sydney Morning Herald listed Tawadros at Number 20 on their Annual Most Influential People List.

Tawadros has a packed year ahead, touring nationally with The Song Company before heading to Europe in May and November with various concert appearances and performances in between.

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