Sanah Kadoura

  • June 24, 2024
  • 10:00 pm
  • The Pilot
  • June 25, 2024
  • 8:30 pm
  • TD Village Stage



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. Duality was chosen for Best Albums of 2023 by DownBeat Magazine.

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."