dhavir |dah•’veer| productions
Dedicated to the Celebration of the
World’s Finest Entertainers and Instructors of
Middle Eastern Performance Arts
Created in 2003, our aim is to promote the great music and dance culture of the Middle East in the Pacific Northwest region of The United States and the world via concerts, workshops, instructional and entertainment products. We believe that the sharing of these fundamental and universal art forms allows for the advancement of cultural understanding, appreciation and respect. We endeavor to work with artists who represent both the traditional and modern aspects of these arts. Please see our poster gallery for the artists we have been privileged to work with.
david reihs |rees| – Owner, Producer, Musician
Currently residing in Portland Oregon, David Reihs is a multi-instrumentalist with a diverse 30 year background in music, theater, radio and television. From 2001 to 2006 he directed several music ensembles and classes dedicated to learning and performing Middle Eastern music and dance in Portland, Oregon. This work led to the creation of dhavir productions and subsequent concerts and workshops with many internationally known performers. David spent 4 years(2006-’10) in Istanbul, Turkey where he learned Turkish musical arts from many of today’s top artists and performed with various groups and projects. Now back in the USA, David is focused on new video releases, teaching percussion, and performing around Portland.
dhavir productions is a community of fantastic artists and supporters…
We acknowledge the following people for their incredible generosity and enthusiasm as teachers and colleagues: Aziza of Montreal, Souhail Kaspar, Karim Nagi, Faisal Zedan, Mariyah, Yinon Muallem, Mehmet Akatay, Hamdi Akatay, Issam Houshan, Tobias Roberson, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Necati Çelik, John Bilezikjian, Elias Lammam, Sercihan Dehilman, Scott Marcus, and Chris Henke.