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Portuguese for “Arab Fusion,” this collaborative work came out of a mutual desire between fellow DMA students, Justin Bunting and Adam Snow, to combine elements of Arabic and Brazilian percussion and rhythms. A common rhythmic thread can be found in these seemingly disparate traditions. Bunting will be performing on frame drums and doumbek that are commonly found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Snow will be incorporating the pandeiro, surdo, and zabumba that are found in Northeastern Brazil’s dance style known as Forró. A third element of electronics will add a 21st century component to this fusion of global percussion traditions.