Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sharq Attack plays music stemming from the maqam tradition of the middle east, ranging from Arabic favorites to obscure rarities to modern originals. 


Our members have collectively performed with a wide cross-section of musicians in NY’s middle-eastern, world, and jazz music scenes, including Simon Shaheen, Zikrayat, AlSarah, Tipsy Oxcart, Matt Darriau, the NY Arabic Orchestra, Nashaz, Greek Judas, the Bil Afrah Project, Brooklyn Raga Massive, and Kishi Bashi, among others. While we are happy to frequently collaborate with our many amazing friends, our core members are:

Marandi Hostetter - violin

Marandi Hostetter, 5-string violin

Brian Prunka - oud

Brian Prunka, oud

John Murchison - Bass

John Murchison, bass

Philip Mayer - percussion

Philip Mayer, percussion

Rami El-Asser - percussion

Rami El-Asser, percussion

Did we mention our amazing friends? Here are a couple of our frequent guests who deserve special mention: Zafer Tawil (qanun, oud, percussion) and Simon Moushabek (accordion, percussion).

Zafer Tawil - qanun Simon Moushabeck - accordion

Sharq Attack