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Hejira - Original World Music
When a talented American World Music composer meets a brilliant Egyptian instrumentalist – you get Hejira.
Their energetic/playful musical interplay and stunning improvisational solo's will both entertain and inspire you.
Don Baragiano and Ashraf Hakim, two very passionate and dedicated artists, met and formed Hejira.
Don is the "talented originator" who has composed 90% of the repertoire.
Ashraf is the "skilled improviser" bringing his 16 years experience as the 1st Chair Cellist from the Cairo Opera House in Cairo, Egypt to the stage.
Don Baragiano is the "talented originator" who composed 90% of the repertoire.
Ashraf Hakim is the "skilled improviser" bringing his 16 years experience as the 1st Chair Cellist from the Cairo Opera House in Cairo, Egypt to the stage.
For larger venues we add: bass guitar, world percussionist, drum kit, vocalist and even a belly dancer to create a better visual show and a stronger, driving sound.
A Testimonial from our 2/6/10 performance:
Hejira played at a party I attended.
Don Baragino played guitar moving seamlessly between classical, arabian, folk and other styles.
He was funny and personable, punctuating the performance with stories or educational information about the arrangments.
A great mix of familiar classic pieces and Hejira's original compositions.
Ashraf Hakim was an astounding cellist - powerfully driven rhythmic playing alternated with airy slides and pizzicatto.
There is a wonderful dynamic between the performers which had the feel of improvisation but the execution of a concert hall performance.
Make it a point to see them perform live!
Mark Terrano - Computer Game Developer and Photographer
Hejira recorded a LIVE Webcast from Sedona, AZ on 11/10/07. Watch it online @ www.musiciansnet.org/hejira
Our original song “Hejira” has been accepted by;
Hear our original song "Moroccan Roll" on
Internet Radio; www.OutboundMusic.com