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Mohamed Assani and John Oliver

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Burnaby
Languages: English, French, Hindi, Urdu

Tune Trips features two seasoned, passionate musicians, Mohamed Assani and John Oliver, who have been performing together since 2011. As a duo, they combine music of the world on multiple instruments, often integrating contemporary electronic sounds. Mohamed is a renowned sitarist trained in both Western and Indian classical music and a dedicated teacher at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. John is an award-winning composer and a master guitarist who has been making music since he could walk.

Performances & Workshops

NEW artist for 2017-18

Tune Trips

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 800 students
Tech Requirements: 3 tables, chair, access to power, projector & screen
Fee Range: $735 - $910 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Mohamed and John use the medium of music to share lessons about how people adapt and impact each other when they travel to new places. Students are invited to be fellow travellers in this interactive musical journey exploring musical adaptation across time and place. The musicians guide them through the transformation of a tune from Afghanistan, through to China, Moorish Spain, India and finally present-day Canada. Instruments used include ruan, sitar, guitar, tabla, keyboard and electronic instruments.

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