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Middle Eastern Drum & Dance Workshops with Faisal Zedan

  • Jypsy's Performing Arts 1551 W. 13th St, Suite #111, Upland, California 91786 (map)

We are honored to host world renowned Arabic Percussionist, Faisal Zedan at Jypsy's Performing Arts!

Faisal will be offering two workshops at Jypsy's on February 17th:
3-5pm: Drum workshop for Belly Dancers
5-7pm: Intermediate/Advanced Drumming

For more information about the workshops, see our ticketing page at: http://www.squareup.com/store/jypsys

For more info about Faisal, see www.faisalzedan.com

Born 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Oum Dbaib, Syria, Faisal Zedan grew up impassioned with the Derbakki. At the age of 15, after intensive study with a local drummer, Faisal embarked on a journey of learning through exposure to a wide repertoire of Arabic classical and contemporary music.Years of tireless practice and research, along with the love of drumming, has resulted in the mastery of the Derbakki, as well as the Riqq and tar (frame drum). Upon arrival in California, Faisal met UCLA's noted professor of Ethnomusicology, Dr. Ali Jihad Racy, and was then invited to join the acclaimed UCLA Near East Music Ensemble. Faisal was a founding member of the Near East music group, Kan Zaman.

In addition to Arabic music, Faisal also devoted many years to studying other forms of middle eastern music; Turkish, Armenian, Persian, Afghan and he studied Balkan and Greek music.

Earlier Event: February 17
Bellydancer of the Universe
Later Event: February 17
Nashua's Belly Dance Showcase