Solomon Feldthouse (Sulyman "El Coyote") is a master musician and multi-instrumentalist of Middle Eastern, Flamenco, and Gypsy Folk idioms.
A consummate performer, Sulyman
plays Oud, Saz, Violin and Flamenco Guitar with equal portions of restraint and abandon.
is also accomplished on the Middle Eastern wind instruments Ney and Zurna.
He is also a jeweler and metalsmith.
Born in the U.S. he
moved to Turkey with his
family when he
was ten years old.
began to play the Turkish saz, oud, and Flamenco guitar . He
traveled to Spain as a teenager where he
studied flamenco guitar and was introduced to the flamenco way of life.
spent the early 60s singing and playing in folk clubs throughout Europe.
In 1976 Solomon
first set of finger cymbals from a pair of telephone bells.
Over the next few years he
experimented with the sound quality of different brass alloys until he
found one that would not only complement his
music but also play in tune.
Solomon lives in California where he
handcrafts zills and designs and crafts jewelry.
also continues to perform and record with Sirocco
and as a flamenco artist.
In addition, he works as a session musician and is a member of the Lian Ensemble, performers of original Persian and flamenco music.
will demonstrate and teach how to approach the rhythms and styles of playing.
Including a gypsy style of playing two different toned zils.
This is a class for dancers and for those who just want to learn to play zills with the band as a musician.
Since the instrument will usually be included it and they are all individually hand made, is very important to register very early so he
will have enough made before our tour begins.