Month: June 2020

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Moroccan instruments 3: Darbouka

Posted OnJune 22, 2020 0
  The  darbouka drum   What is the darbouka? The darbouka (also called Egyptian tabla, derbeke or doumbek among others) is the classic Middle Eastern and North African goblet-shaped hand…
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Moroccan instruments 2: Qraqeb

Posted OnJune 15, 2020 0
  Moroccan percussion instruments part 2: Qraqeb         What are they? Qraqeb (or krakeb/ karkabet) are the metal castanets played primarily in the gnaoua music of Morocco…
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Free loops and samples

Posted OnJune 10, 2020 0
  Free percussion and drum loops and samples There are now some free percussion  and drum loops and samples available for download here. All my percussion and drum loops are designed to be…
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Moroccan Drums 1: the bendir

Posted OnJune 8, 2020 0
    The bendir is part of the frame drum family and is the quintessential Moroccan/ North African percussion instrument. Most Moroccans for example will be able to pick up a bendir and…
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Artist profile: Katie Holland

Posted OnJune 1, 2020 0
        Teacher – Performer - Choreographer – Sacred Dance Therapist   Dancing from the age of three, Katie began her Middle Eastern dance training in 1994. Specialising…
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