Join Middle Eastern Percussion Masters Marla Leigh and April Centrone for an All-Day Immersion of Middle-Eastern Drumming and Rhythms!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7
EARLY BIRD: $125 Before November 25
ABOUT THE IMMERSION:
Join New York City percussionist April and Los Angeles percussionist Marla for a memorable day of Middle Eastern Drumming and Rhythm!
Interested in Middle Eastern drumming and Rhythm? This is an opportunity to dive into this incredible world!
★ Frame Drum workshop with Marla
★Darbuka and Riqq workshop with April
★ Middle Eastern Rhythm workshop – – Accompaniment workshop where you will play traditional rhythms with The Middle Eastern “Oud”
Open to all levels.
ANY type of drum is welcome!
We will provide some extra Frame Drums!’
Hope to see you there!
Drumming is the Cure!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
★Marla Leigh Goldstein is a Grammy-nominated Percussionist, Flautist, Composer and Educator. She is an internationally recognized teacher and performer, who has presented throughout the USA, Canada and Europe.
Marla carries the gift of being an inspiring and energetic educator, and soulful, charismatic performer and teacher, and has traveled the world sharing her passion of music!
Marla loves teaching, and is CEO of “Frame Drum Academy Online“, an online resource for learning frame drumming! She passionately believes in the power of music to help transform consciousness. She is currently working on her debut CD!
★April Centrone is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher and music therapist based in New York City. She is the co-founder and lead percussionist of the New York Arabic Orchestra, non-profit organization specializing in the performance and education of Arabic music and the preservation of Arab culture and heritage. She has toured with Arab icons including Ziad Rahbani, Bassam Saba and Marcel Khalife, has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and has toured throughout Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Far East.
She has held lectures at universities around the world including Taipei University of the Arts and Lebanese American University, and in public schools throughout New York City with project such as Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Connect. In 2018, U.S. Embassy of Malaysia invited Centrone on a ‘Music Therapy Tour’ where she visited Rohingya refugee youth centers and safe houses for young Malaysian women in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang. During her residence in Lebanon from 2013 to 2016, she founded project Juthoor, Arabic music and language project for refugee and underprivileged youth.
Centrone holds weekly classes for women in percussion, ‘ud performance and drum meditation, and strongly advocates female empowerment in her teaching and compositions. Centrone recently recorded her debut solo album entitled New Moon released Spring 2018, featuring her on drumset, riqq (Arabic tambourine), bendir (North African frame drum), ‘ud (Arabic lute), buzuq (Arabic long-neck lute), guitar, piano, voice and poetry. Centrone carries a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, New York City.