Ahmed Hassan (2)

Profile:
Composer and musician Ahmed Hassan died on January 12, 2011. Born in Cairo, Hassan moved to Halifax with his family in 1969. He entered Dalhousie University to study biochemistry but after a chance encounter with percussionist Ricardo Abreut of Toronto Dance Theatre, Hassan changed course to study music. He was inspired by ancient traditions of music making such as breath work, harmonic overtone chanting, clapping, drumming, didgeridoo, caxixi and berimbau. Largely self-taught, Hassan also studied with Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos in New York. He moved to Toronto in the early 1980s to work with Desrosiers Dance Theatre where he collaborated with composers John Lang and Jean Dorais, among others. With Lang, he created the music for Desrosiers’ Blue Snake for The National Ballet of Canada; the National Film Board documentary Inner Rhythm records their creative process.
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Artist

Ahmed Hassan (2) Discography Tracks

Vocals

Ahmed Hassan (2) - Like I Said (Songs 1990-1991) album art Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco - Like I Said (Songs 1990-1991) (Comp, Album) Righteous Babe Records US 1993 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

MDM 14 Ahmed Hassan (2) - Dog-Eat-Dog album art Animal Slaves Eye Of The Hurricane Animal Slaves - Dog-Eat-Dog(LP) MO DA MU MDM 14 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Ahmed Hassan (2) - Back To The Garden - A Tribute To Joni Mitchell album art Various The Beat Of Black Wings Various - Back To The Garden - A Tribute To Joni Mitchell (Album) Intrepid Records Canada 1992 Sell This Version
MG CD 001 Ahmed Hassan (2) - Masterpieces from The Music Gallery album art Various In The Belly Of The Whale (excerpt) Various - Masterpieces from The Music Gallery(CD, Album, Comp) Music Gallery Editions MG CD 001 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Ahmed Hassan (2) - Like I Said (Songs 1990-1991) album art Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco - Like I Said (Songs 1990-1991) (Comp, Album) Righteous Babe Records US 1993 Sell This Version
none Ahmed Hassan (2) - Stewed Tomatoes album art Oliver Schroer & The Stewed Tomatoes The Sadness Of Parting Oliver Schroer & The Stewed Tomatoes - Stewed Tomatoes(CD, Album) Big Dog Music none Canada 1996 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

MG CD 001 Ahmed Hassan (2) - Masterpieces from The Music Gallery album art Various In The Belly Of The Whale (excerpt) Various - Masterpieces from The Music Gallery(CD, Album, Comp) Music Gallery Editions MG CD 001 Canada 1992 Sell This Version