Intro to Egyptian and Arabic Drumming

Nisse Taunt

A beginner class on Egyptian and Arabic style drumming. Drums are some of the world’s oldest instruments. We will discuss various types of Egyptian and Middle Eastern drums, with a focus on frame drums, including the tar and daf.

Participants will also have some hands-on learning of beginner Egyptian and Arabic iqa’at (standard drum patterns). No drums or drumming experience necessary! However, if you do have any style of hand drum (or even a Frisbee can work), please feel welcome to bring it. Time permitting, people will be welcome to try out my drums as well.