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George Sadak


Egyptian Doumbek (aka Derbakki, Darbuka, or Egyptian Tabla)

Egyptian Doumbek workshop taught by master drummer George Sadak in which he will break down common rhythms used in modern Egyptian and Middle Eastern dance music today, a brief history and how to play them on the Darbuka or any other hand drum. This is an all levels workshop where the instructor will build up the rhythms from basic skeleton to advanced to engage all drummers levels. Handouts will be provided.

Artist bio

Drummer and Egyptian dumbek player George Sadak's musical journey has taken him through Eastern music, Jazz, music of the Arabian Gulf, the Balkans and his first love, the music of his native land. Starting as a drum kit player, George had a chance to learn several styles of music that did not necessarily use the Egyptian dumbek, which helped broaden his approach to composing dumbek grooves. As a teenager, George performed in international clubs around the Northwest during the 80s. In the 90s he relocated to LA, where he performed in international shows and was a studio session artist.
Now relocated back in Seattle, George performs around the Northwest with several lineups. He started the Anubis Nights concept in 2011, a music and dance variety show that features Middle eastern music and Belly Dancing but also includes a variety of World Music and Jazz among other genres.

George Sadak


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