When did you know you were going to be an artist?
When I stepped onto a stage for the first time at the age of nine.
If you could collaborate with anyone alive today (someone you don’t know personally), who would it be?
Indian tabla player, composer, and percussionist Zakir Hussain.
Do you think about your legacy and, if so, how does your thinking about it affect your practice?
Thinking about my legacy helps me focus on practicing, learning, and teaching more people about Arab percussion and what I do as a professional percussionist. This is made possible by my work with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and Intercultural Journeys.
What images or things keep you company in the space where you work?
The voice of my deceased brother, as well as his picture in my wallet.