Very sad to learn of the death of the wonderful Hossam. The soulful percussionist who was a great champion for many musicians from his part of the world and who introduced me to many Arabic rhythms.
Hossam was always excited about playing music, mixing styles and cultures, and was a key contributor on the Passion, Passion Sources and Big Blue Ball records.
A great musician and a good friend to Real World, to WOMAD and to me.
You leave a big hole.