Nader El Shaer

Kawala/Ney
EGYPT

Nader Eshaer was born and raised in the coastal and musically diverse climate of Port Said, Egypt.  Having never received formal training in music, he started playing accordion at a young age, switching to Ney as a teenager before discovering a deep connection with the tone of the Kawala.   Nader is a master of Maqam, the modal musical tradition of the Middle East, but also listens to extensively and plays music from India, Turkey and East Asia. Nader has performed all over Egypt, in events ranging from classical to traditional to Shaabi.