Itamar Doari is an internationally renowned percussion artist, music producer, and composer. For over 20 years, Doari has been collaborating with a myriad of artists, performing concerts on the world’s most prestigious stages, teaching masterclasses, recording albums, participating in music conferences, and spreading his music and spirit across the globe.
Itamar was born and raised in Galilee, Israel, surrounded by a wealth of coexisting musical traditions and rhythms. Inspired by this artistic environment and infinite musical sources, Doari began studying the ancient art of rhythm and drumming and digging into his cultural roots. His curiosity led him to travel around the world, researching, learning and practicing rhythms around the middle-east, Spain (Andalusia), India, and Senegal.
His unique music identity and technique is born from the merging of the knowledge he gathered during his journeys into far-flung musical traditions with more familiar Middle Eastern instruments such as the ceramic dohola darbuka, a wide variety of frame drums, udu drum, and the cajon, as well as cymbals, bells, and shakers, creating a unique, evolving musical blend. This makes Itamar in the eyes of many one of the world’s most innovative and influential percussionists in the contemporary music scene.
Itamar’s long list of partnerships with renowned artists includes famed jazz musician, Avishai Cohen, mandolinist and Grammy nominee, Avi Avital, the illustrious Ladino singer, Yasmin Levy, as well as Concha Buika, Berry Sakharof, Idan Raichel, Esther Ofarim, Yoni Rechter, Eviatar Banai, Amal Murcus, Ahuva Ozeri, Shye BenTzur, Nitin Sawhney, Omer Faruk, Tekbilek, Ravid Kahalani with Yemen Blues, Radiohead guitarist and composer Johnny Greenwood and more.