Port Fairy Folk Festival, 7 - 10 March 2025

Hyde and Clay

Tarek Sawires, Egyptian born percussionist, migrated to Australia in 1983. He pursued his musical career while majoring in ceramics and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. During this time, hexplored the idea of drums and sound, combining the art of playing music with hyde and clay to create unique instruments and sounds. With beautifully crafted, earthy and raw pottery, each drum is individually made, each having its own tone achieved simply by changing the shape and by using different types of skin.