This month, Wahid returns to Clockshop for a genre-defying performance for oud and frame drums.
Wahid is a musical dialogue between Chris Wabich and Dimitris Mahlis. Greek-born Mahlis skillfully draws from Greek, Persian, Carnatic, and Western jazz traditions in his compositions and playing; in his hands, the oud deftly transforms into a multi-dimensional stringed instrument echoing these traditions. Three-time Grammy nominee Chris Wabich created the world’s first bass frame drum set specifically for Wahid. His unique setup conveys an extraordinary undercurrent of rhythm and bass harmonic function, allowing the duo to create new sonic potential. Together as Wahid, they create a sensitive language conveying a wide spectrum of human emotion and experience.