Rockin’ with Indy Raqs: Hijaz Mandira/Rompi Rompi Class 4, Aug. 3rd, 8pm-9pm

Join us: oud player Andy Smith and percussionist Adam Riviere as we present classes that teach popular and classical Middle Eastern tunes for to perform and accompany a belly dancer!
These classes will focus more with the song structure, the maqam (scales, melodic phrases, modulations, ornamentations), rhythm or rhythms used, our interpretation, and not teaching fundamentals.
Class 1 July 13th: Uskudara/Leyla
Class 2 July 20th: Alf Leyla Wa Leyla
Class 3 July 27th: Aziza
Class 4 August 3rd: Hijaz Mandira/Rompi Rompi (Odd Meter Night)

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These classes will be beneficial for:
• Drummers – Adam will teach you all the rhythms you need to know to play drums for these classic belly dance songs and walk you through each change. We will run through each song multiple times to give you plenty of chance to practice.
• Melodic Instrumentalists – Tell us in advance and we will send you sheet music for each song that will be covered (sorry, concert pitch treble clef only). Andy will discuss applicable maqamat (i.e. scales) and performance conventions. Plus, you will get the opportunity to practice with a professional drummer while you gain a thorough understanding of these must-know pieces.
• Dancers – While there will not be specific choreography taught in these classes, attending will be a great way to get to know these pieces intimately. By the end of a session, you will have an understanding of the underlying rhythms, the melodic themes, and the various sections of each piece and be well positioned to improvise or choreograph your own routine to the song(s).
Suggested donation $5-$15 for each class
Class link will be available once you have made a donation and listed in a responding email shortly after payment.

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