A directory of musicians, teachers of Middle Eastern instruments and CD stores that carry really good selections of MED music.
If you would like to add a CD shop to the directory, please only include ones that have a REALLY good selection of MED music. The little shops with just 6 or so "bellydance" CD's are not what we're looking for. We're after the real goldmines of authentic or hard to find music.
DrumDance play traditional music and original pieces inspired by the folk music from the Middle East and North Africa. Drums used include the Egyptian tabla, African djembe, tupan and frame drums. Other instruments that we use include the flute, gimbri, tiktiri, mizmar and harmonium.
Samiya & Drums Of Egypt
Samiya & The Drums of Egypt are the percussion group of the Flaming Sands Academy of Middle Eastern Dance. Egyptian, Turkish and Lebanese Percussion. A regular drum circle is also held in Hervey Bay on Friday nights. Drumming & zill/sagat workshops available with 3 different levels.
Tribal Blossoms Drumming
Drumming tuition for groups and individuals, drumming & percussion workshops for corporate and social groups and drum jams in local parks.
Andy Busuttil - Blue Mountain Sound
Andy is a percussion teacher and performer specialising in Middle Eastern and Balkan music. He plays the darabuka (tabla), various wind instruments, sings, runs workshops, accompanies Middle Eastern and Balkan dancers and records CD's.
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Known for their catchy originals and accessible, dance-driven style, Azadoota fuses traditional Assyrian dabke with Arabic, Latin, Flamenco and Pop.
Led by charismatic Assyrian/Iraqi singer Robin Zirwanda, the band features one of the Arab world's top oud players, Ahmed Al Karawi, and introduces young Flamenco hot-shot Chris Duff.
Backed by pumping grooves and flamboyant percussion, intricate oud improvisations weave through Azadoota's songs, caressing the melody lines and responding to the vocals with the fluency of a true maestro. Flamenco Guitar, the modern descendent of the oud, adds vibrant rhythms and melodies, creating a powerful synthesis of ancient and contemporary.
Keklik Aile (Turkish for partridge family) transports the audience on a journey around the Mediterranean and beyond. Feast on exotic musical delights guaranteed to stimulate the dance muscles! "The tastiest sound colours this side of Istanbul ... serpentine clarinet, soulful oud and solidly pulsing rhythmic groove".
Kim Sanders has studied, performed and recorded in Turkey, the Balkans, West Africa, China and Indonesia. Plays nai and many other instruments, teaches, arranges ensembles for musical/dance performances. New CD "Bent Grooves" now released. "Masterly control of subtlety!" - Diaspora Worldbeat Magazine.
I'm an Armenian musician/teacher, offering lessons and performances in Nth.African, (Morocco to Egypt), and Middle Eastern drumming for Darabuka. I also teach drumkit, and perform and teach Indian music for sitar, harmonium & guitar. I have released 5 CD's for Eeastbeat Productions.
Experience the intoxicating music of the Middle East with traditional instruments such as Darbouka (hand drum), Kanoon (horizontal harp), Req (frame drum) and Nai (reed flute). Be transported to the land of the Pharoahs and beyond! Arabian Nights and Bollywood themes a speciality.
Bellyslap - Drumming For Bellydancers
Bellyslap are a community drum-ensemble, specialising in the drum rhythms and techniques from the Middle-Eastern and North-African (MENA).
We love to provide bellydancers with the opportunity to dance to live drumming, and for the audience to "visualise the rhythms" they are listening to. We play a variety of MENA and world percussion instruments, including the darabuka (Egyptian tabla), req, persian daf, tar, zils, jembe, dun-duns and davul.
Our favourite gigs are at bellydance school concerts, community festivals and charity events. We'd also like to drum for your special occasion, be it birthday party, wedding, end of year celebration, or NYE party.
Yuval is a composer, oud ('ud) player & percussionist from Israel. His music is an inspiration to audiences, belly dancers and other musicians. Yuval also teaches oud playing and Middle Eastern percussion. Yuval thrills his audience with his touching music and magical technique, both coming from his soul.
Aaliyah Belly Dance & Middle Eastern Drumming
Middle Eastern Drumming beginners to intermediate welcome. Come and learn in an easy going & fun environment and meet some new people. Available for dance/drum tuition for businesses, kindys, schools, colleges & special needs students.
Sorry, we don't have any listings for Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania or the A.C.T. yet.
ANNE RAMSDEN, ROCKINGHAM, WESTERN AUSTRALIA