Sharq Attack

Formed in 2015, Sharq Attack, led by Marandi Hostetter (5 string violin), Brian Prunka (oud) and John Murchison (bass), and joined by Rami El-Aasser (percussion) and Simon Moushabeck (percussion and accordion), plays music stemming from the maqam tradition of the middle east, ranging from Arabic favorites to obscure rarities to modern originals. Its members have performed with a wide cross-section of musicians in NY’s middle-eastern music scene, including Simon Shaheen, Zikrayat, AlSarah & the Nubatones, Nashaz, the Bil Afrah Project, Nano Raies, Wajde Ayoub, among many others.