Collective Joy


Original composition by Derek Wright, created in Topanga, CA with David Bergeaud on 2014-01-29.

Recorded as a live trio (oud, tabla, flute) by Hussain Jiffry at his studio in Tarzana, CA on 2014-05-02.

The cümbüş bağlama saz track was recorded by Derek Wright in Seattle, WA on 2014-07-19.

Javad Butah: tabla / Robert Kyle: flute / Derek Wright: oud, cümbüş bağlama saz
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Release date:  
August 2, 2016


Multi-instrumentalist: oud, saz, Brazilian percussion (maracatú, other rhythms from Pernambuco, various forms of samba), body music, bass, Middle Eastern percussion, and more. 10 years studying North Indian classical music on the oud and voice interwoven with 15 years studying Brazilian music and dance (including 5 trips to Brazil for a total of 1 year of training) have given Derek a unique approach to music, rhythm, dance accompaniment, improvisation, movement, teaching, and life.

Derek is available for performances, dance collaborations, recording sessions, teaching, licensing, live accompaniment (films, plays, classes, etc), acting, and many other creative possibilities. He is also a certified practitioner and instructor of BREEMA (a bodywork method bringing body and mind together in harmony) and incorporates embodied mindfulness into his teaching and playing.