Percussion Director, Composer
Hany Morgan began playing percussion at age five and performing Sufi drum and dance at age seven. Raised in a musical family in Cairo, Egypt, he was surrounded by musical art and taught to play the derbeki (Arab drum) by his father Sheikh Ibrahim. The Morgan family have performed Islamic traditional religious choral music in the time of King Farouk and special concerts for dignitaries.
As well as the derbeki, Hany plays the duff, tura/segat, violin and naye. Hany has been the lead drummer for Egypt’s famous El Tanoura Dance Troupe in the Sufi tradition since 2002 to present. He has toured the globe with this large ensemble sponsored by the Egyptian government. In October 2017,
Hany took over reigns as Percussion Director and instructor at Arabesque Canada and Yasmina Ramzy Arts in Toronto, Canada. As well as composing and teaching, he records and tours with many other musical and dance productions worldwide. In 2019, Hany was voted Best Percussionist in the World at the Shanghai International Percussion Festival.