Workshop M8: Intro to Middle Eastern Percussion
Workshop Code: M8
Workshop Title: Intro to Middle Eastern Percussion
This workshop will allow you to learn basic sounds and techniques used for playing drums in the Arab style. We will work together on rhythms used in popular and folk dance music of the Middle East. No previous experience with drums necessary.
Instructor: Susu Pampanin
Ticket Price: $20 online / $25 at the door
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM 3:30 PM (2 hours)
Materials provided by Zawaya: Hand drums (limited number available)
Materials you need to bring: your own hand drum (tabla) if you have one
About the Instructor: Susu Pampanin has explored and studied all types of percussion instruments and styles of music, and her incredible talent is especially evident in her work in Middle Eastern drumming. Susu is well known for her virtuosity in Arab drumming and is one of the few female Middle Eastern drummers highly respected by the professional Arab music community. She also has a solo drum CD, "Hands of Time".
This workshop is but one of 34 workshops that are part of a larger event called "Doorway to Islamic Civilization: Hands-On Workshops on Islamic Art & Culture". To see the complete list of workshops offered, please visit: www.zawaya.org
Islamic civilization boasts an intellectual, artistic, and cultural heritage that spans continents and centuries. The gradations of shape, color, taste, texture, and sound that exist within and between Muslim peoples and cultures are as rich and diverse as their ideas and attitudes, as well as their languages, races, and ethnicities. Out of this fertile and potent mix of elements emerged artforms and practices that can enrich and beautify our lives.
Zawaya thus launches an original event: "Doorway to Islamic Civilization", a weekend collection of hands-on workshops on Islamic art and culture set against the current social backdrop of Islamophobia. These workshops are meant to give those interested the opportunity to get to know Islam and Muslims by providing a safe space within which to explore and experience the Islamic sense of beauty embodied in art, crafts, music, architecture, and more. In addition to the workshops, there will be a film showing of "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" followed by a panel discussion between the filmmaker, Michael Wolfe, and Islamic art and architecture experts. The Mevlevi Order of America will also be present to offer a Dhikr (a devotional act) by Mevlevi musicians and dervish turners.
This event is co-sponsored by The Afghan Coalition, The Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco (ACCC), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Aslan Media, The Center for Islamic Studies at GTU in Berkeley, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE CA), Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), Islamic Network Group (ING), and Ziya Art Studio.
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (View)
1433 Madison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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