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Center for Arabic Culture Summer 2014 Percussion Classes
Take a journey through Eastern rhythms by learning the Arabic and Middle Eastern percussions Tabla (drum) Daff / Riqq (Tambourine) and Mazhar. This class will expose students to distinct Middle Eastern and Arabic Rhythms, instruments and musical stylings. During the lesson, student will have the chance to play along with other instruments in a band style. Students will also gain great insight to the history and cultural relevance of the songs, instruments and style of music and the relation between the percussion instrument and the Arabic and Eastern music. Mondays at 6.00 -7.30 pm Summer Session Starts: Mondays Jun 9, 16, 23, 30 Registration fee: 150/ student (4 weeks) The Percussion instructor is Basem Batbouta. Basem Batbouta used to play Arabic and Middle Eastern music with the Syrian National Orchestra in Damascus, Syria. He teaches all kind of Middle Eastern Percussion instruments for all ages and has been playing with various choirs both in Syria and the US for a long time. Sign up here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9b6qxofa723750c&oseq=&c=&ch= HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! To purchase a Tabla: http://www.guitarcenter.com/ http://www.ebay.com/bhp/arabic-musical-instruments http://www.keshav-music.com/drums_me.php http://www.mid-east.com/ https://www.google.com/search?q=meinl+doumbek&client=safari&hl=en&source=univ&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=o-EIUqeAC–yygGG1IEw&ved=0CDUQsxg&biw=320&bih=504

Center for Arabic Culture

191 Highland Ave Ste B6 · Somerville

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What we're about

8 times a year we meet to celebrate the seasons. We are currently partnered with MIT PSG ( http://psg.mit.edu ). All events take place in the MIT Chapel ( http://psgs.us/MITChapel ). Doors open at 7 pm for an open drum circle followed by a seasonal ritual that begins at 8.

This group focuses on the open drum circle that begins at 7 pm. It is designed for people to come and go as they wish, with rhythmic support by our ritual band Martin Case and the Lee ( http://psgs.us/ritualband ).

If you are more interested in the participatory ritual aspect of these gatherings, please check out our Pagan Awakening meetup group: http://psgs.us/mupaganawakening .

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All our events are on Saturdays.

We are currently on hiatus.

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