I say WITH because I consider my musical instruments as my toys. They are my source of joy, creativity, and connection with others.
Here are some of my musical adventures with the Nai, Oud, and Piano (& the occasional Melodica or skip rope).
It was a spontaneous thing. I had my Nai with me while at a meeting at CERD (the Center for Educational Research and Development) and was asked to play it to a group of trainees in an adjacent room. It didn't turn out to be a total disaster thankfully!
What a gig it was, playing the Nai with Tarek Bashir (Oud), Martin Stokes (Qanun), Giles Lewin (Violin), and Gökhan Yücel (Tabla) at the Jericho Tavern (Oxford, June 25, 2009)
98weeks Project Space. 'Tomorrow in the library's courtyard' by Walid Sadek: Walid Sadek (Melodica), Naji Assi (Melodica), Gheith Al-Amine (Melodica), Mahmoud Natout (Melodica) and Assil Ayyash (Voice).
My attempt at Riad Sombati's Taqsim Nahawand
My take (or mistake) on Bint el Shalabiya on piano