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BALKAN & MIDDLE EASTERN RHYTHMS - MARCH 2024

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LEARNING
Tuesday
7 pm
Niche Artistic Practices

Balkan & Middle Eastern Rhythms

March 2024

March 19, 2024

Workshop Lead: Jaash Singh

Join acclaimed percussionist Jaash Singh and learn how to groove to a series of exciting Balkan and Middle-Eastern rhythms. Jaash will be leading the workshop on a darbuka, however any hand drum will work, such as frame drums and cajóns. We will work on creating a short composition together and perform at the Saturday Mingling event on March 23rd!


*If you don’t have a drum, Jamii will provide them. Please let us know when you register for this workshop.

Photos by Iris Unlu

Jaash Singh

Jaash Singh is a multifaceted percussionist who grew up as a self-taught drummer in Toronto’s heavy rock, punk and metal scene through the late 90s and early 2000s. Through dance accompaniment at Roula Said's dance studio, he found his way into the world of world music, dance and theatre. These days, Jaash specializes in Middle-Eastern, Eastern European, Spanish and Roma traditional folk music styles for dance, live performance, television and theatre, and continues to study in Eastern Europe and Turkey. Jaash is the darbouka player for the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Ventanas and Zephyr.


Photo Credit: Paula A. White

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