JUNO nominated Lebanese-Canadian drummer, composer, educator and producer Sanah Kadoura comes to the fore on her dynamic sophomore album Duality. A follow-up to 2018’s critically-acclaimed Hawk Eyes, Duality focuses thematically on the balance between light and dark. Musically, the album traverses the modern jazz idiom with hints of neo-soul and a strong musical influence from Kadoura’s motherland of Lebanon.
After living in New York City for a decade, Sanah Kadoura has quickly risen to prominence as a
first-call drummer and an inventive composer. Kadoura has a special approach to her playing, a rare musicality that infuses melody and nuance into each rhythmic refrain. Whereas Hawk Eyes intrigued and excited audiences about Kadoura’s sound, Duality cements the artist’s position as one of the forefront creative drummers and composers on the modern jazz scene, telling a story of hope and resilience. “As we all navigate through our own internal balance, this album is an offering of healing, guidance and love,” she shares. “We all have our own battles, and I think it’s easier for us as humans to connect with each other
through darkness, and find the light together.”
Sanah has produced, recorded or shared the stage with the legendary Kirk Lighstey (Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Chet Baker), Philip Harper (Art Blakey), Ed Cherry (Dizzy Gillespie) Mark Whitfield (Herbie Hancock), Jon Baptiste, Joe Locke, Nicholas Payton, Frank Lacy (The Jazz Messengers), Mike Stern, Pat Bianchi, Joel Frahm,
Roy Hargrove, Jeremy Pelt, Johnny O’Neal, Marquis Hill, Jazzmeia Horn, Ronnie Foster, among many others.
Her recent album Hawk Eyes is available on all platforms, while Duality is set to release 3/3/23.