Class: Percussion Master Class with San Francisco-Based Master Percussionist Faisal Zedan

Mon, October 20, 2008 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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And guest violinist Sami Abu Shumays of Zikrayat

7:00 - 9:00 (Doors open at 6:30) Cost: $40

Faisal Zedan will lead a two-hour workshop geared toward intermediate and advanced percussionists, focusing on three major topics: the physical aspects of technique and the proper use of the hands; the stylistic aspect, touching on the three major styles of left-hand movments; and the musical aspect, including distinctions between traditional and modern styles of playing, the proper use of ornaments, and rhythmic changes in Arabic songs—with examples provided by violinist Sami Abu Shumays.

About Faisal Zedan and Zikrayat:

A native of Syria and currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Faisal Zedan is a founding member of the ensembles Kan Zaman and Youm it-Talata, a former member of the UCLA Near East Music Ensemble led by Ali Jihad Racy, and a member of Eliyahu & Qadim, Stellamara, and Aswat. He teaches workshops and private lessons around the world, and is a regular instructor at Kosmos Camp.

Zikrayat is a NYC-based ensemble of Arab musicians and dancers that performs rare gems from the “Golden Age” of Egyptian Cinema, along with original compositions and well-known standards, in engaging stage productions that evoke the atmosphere of classic film from the period of the 1940’s-70’s

Last updated: 2008-10-08 01:57:19

Faisal Zedan
Faisal Zedan

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