Waleed Kush at Union Summer

Waleed Abdulhamid is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, music and film producer known for his striking vocals, innovative bass technique, and his speed and precision on percussion. He has been an active member of the Toronto music scene since his arrival from Sudan in 1992 and is the recipient of the Canadian New Pioneer Award, the African Tama Award, Reel World Film Festival Award, Canadian Film Board of Excellence Award, DORA Award, and other international awards. He demonstrates his versatility by playing 20 instruments: guitar, bass, drums, flute, harmonica, kirin, bass kirin, darabhuka, marimba, balimbo, congas, bongos, djembe, dumbek, aghera, tambour, cajun, denger, ekaa, and the tama.

Waleed has played and recorded with a large number of well-known artists including David Clayton Thomas of the Grammy Award-winning band Blood, Sweat & Tears, and with Motown legend, The Drifters. He is also a Professor and faculty member of the Music Degree Program at Humber College.

Waleed Abudulhamid – bandleader, bass, vocals, percussion
Brian Dhari – tenor saxophone
John Ebata – keyboard, piano, accordion
Aaron Ferrera – drums, percussion
Cory Sitek – alto and soprano saxophone, flute


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Small World Music brings lunchtime artists to Union Summer - Presented by TD every Wednesday from May 31st - August 3rd. Union Summer features free daily programming on the TD Stage, handpicked from local artists and cultural organizations. Follow @torontounion @td_canada #tdunionsummer.