Halim Photo
Halim Photo
Sonic no. 7 & 10
Venue: Khalil Sakaini Center
Ramallah, Palestine
Halim Photo
DAK'ART - Exposition of the Works
May 3 to June 2, 2018
Dakar, Senegal - West Africa
RotaryPiano Works of Halim El-Dabh
Performed by Mimesis Ensemble
Carnegie Hall, New York City
RotaryHalim El-Dabh Birthday Spirit Party
A Celebration of Halim El-Dabh
Kent, Ohio - March 4, 2018
Halim playing drumCelebration of Life for Halim El-Dabh 
Sunday November 19, 2017
Kent State University - Cartwright Hall
Kent, Ohio
Lilly of the Valei 
Microtonal Music by Halim El-Dabh
World Premier Montreal, Canada
May 4, 2017
Halim dances at his birthday partyHalim's 96th Birthday Party
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Kent, Ohio
March 4, 2017

Halim grinningBBC Interview of Halim and "Sanza Time"


Halim contemplative
Martha Graham Dance Company presents Clytemnestra (Act II)
Music by Halim El-Dabh
E. Turner Stump Theatre - KSU
October 8, 2016
Halim with Tahuramara drumElectro-Acoustic Music Performance
Halim El-Dabh & Ron Slabe
SPACES gallery
May 21, 2016

Halim with haloSANZA TIME CD Release Party
Featuring Halim El-Dabh & Ron Slabe
at Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Friday May 20th, 2016

Halim plays derabucca in the parkHalim's 95th Birthday Party!
at Standing Rock Cultural Arts
March 4, 2016
Halim plays derabucca in the parkThe Miraculous Tale
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
Sunday October 11, 2015
Washington Pavilion,Belbas Theater - Sioux Falls,SD
Ney and LauMusica de Camara
Sat. Aug 8 2:30pm and Sunday Aug 9 2:30pm
Cook, ACT Australia
Halim by Bob ChristySave The Children - Concert with Halim El-Dabh's Aria For Strings
Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon. England - Sunday June 14, 2015
African ExpressionsRyan Frost Recital of Halim’s works - Bloch Hall Creative Arts Center - Morgantown, West Virginia University - April 26, 2015
Halim by Bob Christyx + n: jessica meyer and halim el-dabh
Spectrum (New York, NY)
March 12, 2015
Halim with fluteHalim's 2094th Birthday Party
Standing Rock Cultural Arts (Kent, Ohio)
March 4, 2015
Halim playing drumHalim El-Dabh African Drumming & Story Telling
Art in the Park (Fred Fuller Park, Kent, Ohio)
September 7, 2014 - Backstage Woods
RotaryVideoconference with Halim El­Dabh
CONARTE - Composer's Forum
July 14, 2014 8pm Monterrey Mexico time
Centro de las Artes Escuela Adolfo Prieto on the terrace
RotarySCORE: Trace That Sound
Exhibition of Graphic Scores with Canine Wisdom by Halim El-Dabh
March 22nd - April 5th, 2014
Birmingham Central Library, England
Rotary"One Act Clytemnestra"
Martha Graham Dance Company with Music by Halim El-Dabh
March 19th GALA & March 21st, 2014
The New York City Center
Rotary"The Miraculous Tale"
Composed by Halim El­Dabh
Todd Oxford ­ alto sax/ Bobby Lopez ­ derabucca
March 21, 2014 - University of Illinois
2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference
Rotary"Halim El-Dabh 93rd Birthday Party"
March 4, 2013 from 7:00 pm
The Stone Tavern, Kent Ohio
photo by James Vaughan and birthday present to Halim
Rotary"One Act Clytemnestra - An Epic Dance Drama"
Butler University - Presented by Clowes Presents
Preview performance before the New York debut of the reimagined work
Friday February 7, 2014  8:00pm
Rotary"Sweet and Prickly Pear"
written by Halim El-Dabh

Performed by Halim El-Dabh on drums and Jameson Cooper on violin from the newly released CD "The Harlequin" w/Jacob Murphy and James Cooperman
Rotary"Music Permeates Everything"
Online interview of Halim El­Dabh
Go to Mada Masr from Cairo
RotaryPeace In An Open Space
Halim El-Dabh's Expression of Zaar
DUCTAC in Dubai, UAE
Jan. 13 ­ 26 2014
RotaryHalim El­Dabh Interview
by Craig Erskine
The Akron Citizen Journalist ­ (The Akronist)
from Dec. 1, 2013
RotaryOpening of Egyptian week with Halim El­Dabh in Egyptian song and dance
Stow - Monroe Falls Library
Nov. 10, 2013
RotaryBook Release
The Arab Avant Garde Nov. 13, 2013
Wesleyan University Presss
A Look at Lightening-The Life and compositions of Halim El­Dabh by Mike Khoury

RotaryPerformance and Lecture
Kent Rotary
Kent, OH
October 1, 2013
Halim dances at his birthday partyArt In The Park
Kent Parks & Recreation
Kent, OH
September 7, 2013
Halim dances at his birthday partyHalim El-Dabh's "Aapep and Ra"
British National Museum
London, England
July 5, 2013

Halim dances at his birthday partyHaymaker Farmers Market
Under the Haymaker Bridge
Kent, OH
June 8, 2013
Halim dances at his birthday partyThe Miraculous Tale
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
May 19 -21, 2013

Todd Oxford - saxophone

Bobby Lopez - percussion

The Miraculous Tale
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
April 24, 2013

Halim dances at his birthday partyCelebration of Merle's Life and Poetry
The Kent Stage
Kent, Ohio
April 9, 2013

Halim dances at his birthday partyHalim's Birthday Party
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Kent, Ohio
March 4, 2013

African ExpressionsSCI National Conference
Weigel Hall - OSU School of Music
Columbus, Ohio
February 14, 2013

Halim performs at Art in the ParkArt in the Park
Fred Fuller Park
Kent, Ohio
September 9, 2012

John KueglerJohn Kuegeler Memorial
Tannery Park
Kent, Ohio
July 1, 2012

Drumming EnergyAcorn Plaza Lunchtime Music Series
Acorn Alley II
Kent, Ohio
June 29, 2012
Halim with haloHolden Elementary School
End-of-year Talent Show
Kent, Ohio
June 4, 2012

Ney and LauHalim's Miraculous Tale
Scott Ney, percussion, and Eric Lau, saxophone
University of New Mexico in Albequerque
March 26, 2012

Halim drums at HoldenHolden Elementary School
Presentation, Performance and Storytelling
Kent, Ohio
March 13, 2012

Halim dances at his birthday partyHalim's Birthday Party
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Kent, Ohio
March 4, 2012

Halim plays the caxixiAfrican Drumming and Dance
Holden Elementary School
Kent, Ohio
February 17, 2012

Composers Ensemble artworkThe Composers Ensemble
Director Peter Wiegold
British Embassy in Cairo
February 6, 2012

Halim tells a storyHalim's Miraculous Tale
Performed by Sabah Halabi
Artes Musicales School, University of Costa Rica
December 14, 2011

Halim with fluteAfrican Cultural Expressions
Class Performance
Pan Africa Studies Kent State University
November 30, 2011

out of the abyss scoreCanine Wisdom and Out of the Abyss
Performance of Halim El-Dabh:Color Music Notation
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia
November 28, 2011

Halim photoA Musical Pyramid
Egyptian Music by the Southern Symphony Orch.
Halim El-Dabh's Symphony # 3 in Joplin, Mo.
November 3, 2011

Laura Falzon, floutistAfrica Meets North America Festival
NYC Performance of Big Tooth Aspen
Laura Falzon, flute & Wilson Moorman, derabucca
October 31, 2011

Painting by HalimColor Music Notation
Art Opening - Paintings by Halim El-Dabh
Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent
October 2, 2011

Cassandra and the Oracles paintingSound, Color and Vision
Closing Celebration - Paintings by Halim El-Dabh
Standing Rock Cultural Arts in Kent, Ohio
September 25, 2011

Halim performs Clytemnestra for pianoHalim performs Clytemnestra for piano
Featuring paintings by Frederick John Kluth
FJ Kluth Gallery 300 North Water St. Kent, Ohio
September 24, 2011

Art in the ParkArt in the Park
Halim plays the Backwoods Stage
Fred Fuller Park in Kent, Ohio
September 11, 2011

Halim playing drumHaymaker Farmers' Market
Halim performs with Friends
Under the Haymaker Bridge in Kent, Ohio
September 10, 2011

Startled Peacock paintingSound, Color and Vision
Music and Paintings by Halim El-Dabh
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
September 3, 2011

Halim, Habeeb and DeborahHalim, Deborah and Habeeb
Kent Community Timebank Dinner

Fred Fuller Park in Kent
September 2, 2011

Respect Your Elders RallyRally for Silver Oaks
Senior Citizens threatened with Eviction
Storytelling, Drums and Song in Downtown Kent
September 2, 2011

Halim PhotoHalim El-Dabh Life and Music
WHPK The Pride of the South Side
Friday Focus with Lofton Emenari
August 26, 2011

Halim El-Dabh African ExperienceHalim El-Dabh at the
Dept. of Pan-African Studies

KSU Annual Cookout
August 26, 2011

Halim with malletsInauguration Concert
Brunel Institute for Contemporary
Middle-Eastern Music in London, England
July 6, 2011

Starwood bonfireHalim at Starwood
Multi-Spiritual Festival
Pomeroy, Ohio
July 5 - 11, 2011

Halim grinningAllied Media Conference
Panel Discussion and Ceremony
Detroit, Michigan

June 24 - 26, 2011

Portrait of Halim in blueBrooklyn New Music Collective
Songs by Halim El-Dabh and Beth Levin
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY
June 11, 2011            Photo by Deborah El-Dabh        

Mark Bussinger and Halim play the marketHaymaker Farmers' Market
Halim performs with Friends
Under the Haymaker Parkway bridge in Kent, OH
June 11, 2011           Photo by Sheila Harko
South Shore OrchestraFOOTPRINTS in the SAND
The South Shore Orchestra
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Indiana
June 3, 2011            Photo by South Shore Orchestra 

Halim playing derabuccaAfrican Cultural Expressions
Class Performance
Dept. of Pan African Studies Kent State Univ.
April 20, 2011         Photo by Kent State University

Halim plays marimbaHalim El-Dabh and Friends
"What Is This Thing Called Jazz?"
Hosted by Lofton A Emenari III - WHPK Chicago April 17, 2011         Photo by Kent State University

Halim's 90th Birthday PartyHalim's 4090th Birthday Party
Performances by Carlos Jones, Hal Walker,
the Kent African Ensemble, Phat Man Dee & more!
March 4, 2011
         Photo by Mark E. Bussinger

Halim with African HarpMekta in the Art of Kita
It Is Dark and Damp on the Front

Performed by The Composers Ensemble London
March 3, 2011         Photo by Gary Harwood      

Halim with scrollIt is Dark and Damp on the Front
For Piano, Peformed by Tuyen Tonnu
and Osmo Symbiotic, duet with Joshua Russell
March 1, 2011
         Photo by Gerry Simon

Halim InterviewWKSU Interview: Egypt
Composer sees Signs of Hope in Protests
Interviewed by WKSU's Jeff St. Clair
February 4, 2011
         Photo by Jeff St. Clair

NYPL Birthday Party90th Birthday Celebration
New York Public Library, w/ Mimesis Ensemble, Christine Moore and pianist Sofya Milikian.
February 3, 2011
         Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

The Weber QuartetString Quartet No. 1  (1951)
Metamorphosis & Fugue on Egyptian Folklore
Performed by the Weber Quartet
December 16, 2010
      Photo by Weber Quartet

Farm MarketHalim at the Haymaker Farm Market
Indoor Holiday Market
11 South River Street in Kent, Ohio
December 11, 2010
   Photo by Haymaker Farmers' Market

African Expressions

African Cultural Expressions

Oscar Ritchie Hall - Kent State University
Department of Pan African Studies
December 1, 2010

Blake Tyson and Halim El-Dabh

Sailing Wind

Music for solo vibraphone by Halim El-Dabh
Performed by Blake Tyson for PASIC
November 13, 2010     

Halim plays derabucca in the parkEthnomusicology & Spirituality Sacred Light Wisdom
Voice of America - Hostess Settie Nave
October 5, 2010     Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim plays stringsIngenuity Festival
Detroit Superior Bridge in Cleveland, OH
Halim performing under W. 25th St.

September 26, 2010     Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim plays xylophone at Art in the Park Art in the Park

Halim performing at the Backwoods Stage

Fred Fuller Park in Kent, OH
September 12, 2010     Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim with Blake Tyson

Sailing Wind

Performed by Blake Tyson

Snow Fine Arts Center - Univ. of Cent. Arkansas
September 9, 2010
      Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim playing guord marimba

One World Music Series

Lakewood Alive

Lakewood, Ohio

July 9, 2010                Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim at the Kent Haymaker Farmers MarketKent Farmer's Market
Halim at The Haymaker Market
Franklin Avenue in downtown Kent, Ohio
June 5, 2 010              Photo by Sheila Harko

Halim composingThe Quest
Beijing Modern Music Festival
The Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra
May 24, 2010              Photo by Andy Eicher

Halim faceAfrican Cultural Expressions
Department of Pan Africa Studies
Oscar Ritchie Hall - Kent State University
April 28, 2010            Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim traveling to WCLVClytemnestra Suite
WCLV Cleveland  - 104.9 FM
Hosted by Mark Satola
April 25, 2010 
          Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

HalimConcert For Peace
Musicians for Harmony
Merkin Concert Hall

April 8, 2010            Photo by Deborah El-Dabh
Halim smiling and laughingWCLV   Pomegranate Concerto
The Not Dead White Male Composers Hour
Hosted by Mak Satola

March 14, 2010          Photo by Emily Horne

Happy Birthday Halim!Halim's 4089th Birthday Party
Halim's new vibraphone piece Sailing Wind    * Premiere performance by Blake Tyson
Drums by
Kent African Drum Community
KSU School of Music African Ensemble
Diva Phat Man Dee sings Happy Birthday
Standing Rock Cultural Arts in Kent, Ohio
March 4, 2010         Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim plays pianoKRZA - Sunday Morning Classics
Hosted by Richard Cameron Wolfe
9:00 to 11:00 am Mountan Time
February 28, 2010    Photo by Emily Horne

Halim at Massilon MuseumRhythms Concert Series
Massillon Museum
Massillon, Ohio
February 27, 2010    Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim smiling, rests head on drumUCA Percussion Festival
Snow Fine Arts Center
University of Central Arkansas campus
February 13, 2010    Photo by James Vaughan

Halim storytellerMartin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Halim performs in the KIVA
Kent State University

January 28, 2010     Photo by Bob Christy

Halim radioWPRB: East Meets West
Music from Halim's new release Piano Music
Hosted by Marvin Rosen

January 27, 2010     Photo by Khio

Halim and KabirWCSB: African Abstract
Halim Ethnomusicology Music and Interview

Hosted by Kabir (sitting in for Charleston)
January 24, 2010      Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

On the Radio: WCSBWCSB: The Mysterious Black Box
Halim El-Dabh Music and Interview
Hosted by Lisa Miralia

January 13, 2010       Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim contemplativeAfrican Cultural Expressions
with Halim El-Dabh, Pan African Studies
Oscar Ritchie Hall - Kent State University
December 2, 2009      Photo by James Vaughan

Rhythm and StorytellingRhythm, Storytelling, & Song
International Education Week in the KIVA
Kent State University - Kent, Ohio

November 20, 2009     Photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim's hands play pianoWNYU  -  Electric Kahraba
Music of Halim El-Dabh with Live Interview
Hosted by Joe Namy
November 5, 2009     photo by Emily Horne

Strumming the piano stringsSolo Piano & Chamber Works
by El-Dabh, Fairouz, Picker, w/Katie Reimer
Players Theatre - New York, NY
November 4, 2009   photo by Andy Eicher

Halim by Bob ChristyBig Tooth Aspen
Perf. by Laura Falzon & Wilson Moorman
Africa Meets N. America, Los Angeles, CA

October 22, 2009    photo by Bob Christy

Halim by Bob ChristyThe Cleveland Arts Prize
Winners Collaborative

Convivium33 Gallery - Cleveland, OH

September 25, 2009    photo by Bob Christy

Sailing Wind HalimSailing Wind
Premiere Performance by Blake Tyson
University of Georgia in Athens, GA
October 15, 2009       photo by Khio

Halim plays the Kent StageWords and Music 2009
The Kent Stage
September 25, 2009   photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim ShrugsThe Comfort Zone
Black Squirrel Radio
Hosted by Gabz Ciofoni, Kent State Univ.
September 23, 2009   photo by Bob Christy

Halim at Art in the ParkArt in the Park
Fred Fuller Park in Kent, OH
Kent Parks and Recreation
September 12, 2009   photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim playing Amerindian FluteThe Pomegranate Concerto
WPRB Classical Discoveries
Hosted by Marvin Rosen
September 8, 2009  photo by Bob Christy

StarwoodStarwood Festival XXIX
Association for Consciousness Exploration
Brushwood Folklore Center - Sherman, NY
July 21 - 26, 2009   photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim and Marvin On the AirClytemnestra Suite
WPRB Classical Discoveries
Hosted by Marvin Rosen
July 15, 2009          photo by James Vaughan

Halim wears dashikiSouth Shore Chamber Orchestra
Global Expressions Troy Webdell, Conductor
Summer Sidewalk Chamber Music Series
June 27, 2009
       photo by Deborah El-Dabh

Halim DrummingHalim El-Dabh Drum Workshop
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Kent, Ohio

June 13 & 14, 2009  photo by Emily Horne
Kent Farmers MarketKent Farmer's Market
The Haymaker Market

June 6 and August 22, 2009

HealingHealing Through Plants, Music,
Sound and Body Motion
Life Center Plus Hudson, OH
June 4, 2009
       photo by Emily Horne
Halim Composes ScoreClytemnestra Suite
Mimesis Ensemble
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
May 9, 2009         photo by Emily Horne

Halim Purple RobeKennedy Center Millenium Stage
Contemporary Arts Music Festival
Washington, D.C.
May 7, 2009         small photo at left by Gerry Simon

Hal and Halim at Wick 2007Giving Voice
Wick Poetry Center 25th Anniversary
Kent State University
April 23, 2009           photo by Gary Harwood

Zazzle maskAfrica Day
Siena Heights University
Adrian, Michigan
April 20, 2009
           photo by Gary Harwood
ClytemnestraClytemnestra in Paris
Martha Graham Dance Company
at the Chatelet Theatre
April 16 & 18, 2009     photo by James Vaughan
Halim photoThe Cleveland Arts Prize
The Healing Properties of Music, Sound and Body Motion
Cleveland Clinic Arts and Medicine Institute
April 15, 2009            photo by Andy Eicher
KRZACrossing Into the Electric Magnetic

March 22, 2009          photo by Gary Harwood

Drum WorkshopDrumming Workshop
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
 photo by Gerry Simon
March 14 & 15, 2009
Halim arms wide openIshense: Conscious Reggae and World
WCSB 89.3 - Cleveland, OH  photo by Gerry Simon
Selections from African Melody and Beat
March 3, 2009 and August 25, 2009
Halim profileAfrican Spirituality & Ethnomusicology
WinterStar 26: Tribal Spirituality
Association for Consciousness Exploration
Feb. 12-15, 2009       photo by Emily Horne
Halim with Tahuramara drumClassical Discoveries: Avant-Garde
WPRB 103.3 - Princeton, New Jersey
Egyptian Calypso, ...Death and Resurrection
February 18 & 25, 2009   photo by Emily Horne

KyrkjlydKYRKJLYD Sounds from the Cathedral
Halim El-Dabh and Blake Tyson

February 5 - 9, 2008
   photo by Blake Tyson
Stavanger Domkirke, Norway
Martha GrahamCLYTEMNESTRA and the
Dance Dramas of Martha Graham:

Revising the Classics: The Gallatin School
September 16, 2008 - New York University

Drumming Symphony for 1000 Drums
August 22, 2008
Old Fort Collins Heritage Park, Colorado
View Photos and Beetstreet Event Info.

Hal and Halim at Wick 2007Giving Voice
Wick Poetry Center
2007 - Kent State University
View the YouTube video    photo by Gary Harwood

Starwood regaliaHalim at Starwood and Winterstar
Association for Consciousness Exploration

1987 - 2009

South AfricaUNYAZI Festival
September 1 - 4, 2005
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

BeijingAfrica Meets Asia
Central Conservatory of Music
Beijing, China

View Photos

Home Works II

A Forum on Cultural Practices 2004
Ashkal Alwan       View Photos
Lebanese Association for the Plastic Arts

Egypt 2002.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
March 29, 2002, Egypt  View Photo
Performed by Kent State University and the
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra



4098th birthday spirit party
Saturday March 2, 2019 7pm
aka North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street Suite H
330 673 4970


Tabla Tahmeel No. 1 by Halim El-Dabh
Performed by:
FAME Festival: Fusion of Concert Colors 
March 17, 2019  3:00pm
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestras 
Troy Webdell, Conductor


The Dog Done Gone Deaf by Halim El-Dabh
March 17, 2019
Dedicated to the avant-garde music of the East Onasis Cultural Center Athens, Greece






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