Dror Sinai

Keeping Life Alive

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    • Yes, I will keep playing music that crosses borders, religions, cultures…
      Yes, I will invite others and I will go to visit other countries…
      Yes, I will continue to occupy my reality…

      and you’re invited

      Here are few events coming up,
      I’ll be happy to share in your family and community if its drum lessons, Concerts, Coaching or personal/group tour to Morocco…
      email me

      So looking to share music and transformation with my Dear friend
      Yair Dalal, it’s been since last tour in mid-west few months ago-

      V’ahavta/And You Shall Love

      Yair Dalal & Dror Sinai in concert


      ***Feb 15/ 2017 at Santa Cruz Hillel
      ***Feb 16Davis Ca.
      ***Feb 18/ 2017, 7pm-9pm
      at- Urban Adama– 1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
      510 649-1595

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      Songs and drums, music from mid-east & N. Africa

      March 2/ 2017-
      Dror Sinai-solo. UCSC

      ***“Desert Roots” a “Life Alive” retreat
      March 4
      / 2017- 4-9pm
      An afternoon retreat of learning, socializing ,entertainment,
      joy and spiritual elevation… with Dror Sinai
      Hosted by Sirens studio at Subud Hall
      234 Hutchins Ave. Sebastopol, Ca. 95472
      for Registration Contact

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      April 21-30/ 2017
      Registration ends Feb 15

      May 5-14/ 2017
      Life enhancing Musical and magical tour of Morocco.
      Register now!
      Also, can create a personal tour for you or a group.(discount apply)
      Talk to me
      on Facebook

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      May 12-21/2107

      Was it on your bucket list for the last 22 years?
      Life is here and now !
      Join us

      on facebook

      *** Middle East Music and Dance camp
      July 8-15/ 2017

      *** Oct 27-Nov 5/ 2017-Mugical Morocco.

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    • 1) Hand drums lessons :
      In 4 lessons, you’ll most likely be able to already know enough to play and grow on your own, play with others and create music , fun, therapy, joy…
      New Years special: 4 lessons for price of 3,
      Register by Jan 5/ 2016
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      2) Perform/Teach at your school, university, organization or home concerts…
      Please contact me for answers and info.
      lets schedule for 2016*** Jan 8/ 2016
      Dinner and Concert in Oakland.Ca.
      ask for details
      3) Saturday, January 23, 2016
      At Mashuqa and Carl’s studio,
      15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA USA 95032  (408) 356-9473
      Sephardic Music  Concert, Workshops, and Potluck
      Dr. Andrea Fishman vocals,
       Dr. Eric Ederer oudist, & Dror Sinai percussionist in concert.
      4) Jan 25, 2016, 12pm
      University of Florida, Gainesville, Music dept.
      “Rhythms from around the World”, Lecture/Performance
      solo- Dror Sinai
      5) Jan 25/ 2016, 7pm
      solo concert at Chabad Gainesville, FL.
      “Desert Roots”– Jewish Music from around the World

      Link to Additional Resource

      6) Jan 27, 2016
      University of Florida (UFL) Gainesville,FL.
      This year we’ll have an amazing Moroccan Canter, Lior Elmaliah, the great Ashkenazi cantor Yanki Lemmer and wonderful musicians; Yair dalalFrank London (from ” Klezmatics“), Shai BaharDror Sinai
      7) Jan 28 /2016
      Tampa, FL.
      details soon

      Link to Additional Resource

      8) Feb 7, 2016
      in Monterey, Ca.
      “Life ALIVE”
      A mini retreat of learning, socializing, dinner, concert and much joy…
      Feel free to be on interested list
      Details soon

      Link to Additional Resource

      9) March 5, 2016
      Santa Cruz, Ca.
      “Awakening the Senses”
      Cozy dinner and concert, where your taste buds combined with visual and audible experience will awaken all your senses to feel well ALIVE !
      Feel free to be on interested list
      details soon

      Link to Additional Resource

      April 29- May 8/ 2016
      11) “World sacred Music Festival”
      May 6-15/ 2016
      The world Sacred music festival did not announce dates yet so we’re using an educated guess…:)
      This situation creates an amazing opportunity: we’ll be celebrating Mimouna in Morocco.
      Mimouna is a Moroccan Jewish tradition of celebration at the the end of Passover  holiday.
      We’ll be celebrating at local homes with a special spread of foods, music, dance and loving people…
      In past years we explored lots of Moroccan music including Andalous, Chaa’bi, malh’un, ah;ouach, Gnaoua, H’madcha….This is the first time we’ll explore jewish music during a Jewish holiday in Morocco. Very Special.
      email me for details
      pay $1,000 downpayment by Jan 10/2016 to receive $500 discount.
      Bal due Jan 15/2016 to receive this discount
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      As I’m booking 2016 it’s a good time to communicate with me now- email
         May this be the year of thriving

       

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    • Mugical Morocco, Oct 9-18/2015
    • deadline to register Sept 8/ 2015
    • on Face Book
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    • LIFE ALIVE!
  • Drum workshop, potluck dinner, concert…
  • Study, social, dinner, spiritual,fun and entertainment retreat…
    • DRUM WORKSHOP SERIES:Dror Sinai, world-renowned percussionist, educator & performer will be facilitating two Drum Workshops and performing Live in Concert, featuring traditional Middle Eastern dancing & rhythms.1) Intro to Frame Drum & Riqq
      2) Intro to Doumbek-All experience levels welcome.
      -Drums available for play or purchase.
      -Personal percussion instruments welcomed.ALL-DAY EVENT SCHEDULE:2:00pm-3:30pm :: Workshop 1 (Intro to Frame Drums + Riqq)
      4:00pm-5:30pm :: Workshop 2 (Intro to Doumbek)
      6:00pm-7:30pm :: Potluck Dinner (Open to All)
      8:00pm-10:00pm :: Live Concert7 TICKET OPTIONS:
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    • Just returned from anotherAMAZING and INSPIRINGMiddle East Music and Dance Camp…Happy to be atMideast Camp decompression in **Santa Barbara this Wed. July 22, a cozy concert with Jim Grippo and then music and Dance jam…PM me or Jim for details.**July 23-4316 Lanai Road

      Encino CA 91436

      Therapeutic Drumming Course:

      My presentation:

      Drum, Trance and Healing.

      Cross cultural Drum & Music Therapy

      **Sat. July 25, 7:30pm, Pico Union Project

      1153 Valencia St. Los Angeles CA 90015

       Khaliji and Middle Eastern Jazz concert

      Naser Musa’s -Love Songs from the Gulf

      and

      Souren Baronian’s– Magic Carpet Ride

    • I’m so looking forward to play with these beautiful people and amazing musicians.**Sat, Aug 8, 7pmVanessa PalomaJewish Morocco, Music and memorydetails soon hereTemple Beth Events 
    • **Sept 5- Sat.- Fresno, Ca.“Life ALIVE!” Drum workshop, potluck dinner, concert…Study, social, dinner and entertainment retreat…- more info soon**still few spots avail for this journey of a lifetime-Mugical Morocco October 2015If you ever had Morocco on your bucket list-NOW is the time!  ofr_ftaf-green.gif

      Here is a 10 minute clip from last years tour

      Mugical Morocco if you have not watched yet.

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    • In last few months I toured taught and presented in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Kendall, Del Ray Beach & Miami Florida.
    • Performed the Sufi Festival in Israel,
    • Travelled through Morocco and taught at Middle East Music and dance Camp…
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    • Life ALIVE!
      Sun, Feb 21/ 7:30pm
      We’ll learn to play the Darbuka and enjoy a concert in Jerusalem Grill & Bar that serves middle eastern dinner…
      1740 S. winchester Blvd,Campbell, 95008If you ever had any interest or curiosity for playing darbuka, here is your chance. For amateurs to advanced, it’s for everyone so don’t be shy and register already.
      with Vered at SV Productions. Register on line NOW
      408/530-8243   Deadline to register Feb 18.*><*
      Mizrah’i Shabat
      Fri. Feb 27 / 7:30pm at Temple Beth El, AptosWe’ll share a shabat service with chants and rhythms of variety of jewish traditions: Yemenite prayer, Hebrew, Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi melodies and meditations.
      We all will join with songs, claps, dance or intentions…
      Deep , Spiritual and joyful experience …*><*
    • Fri March 6/ 2015-Save the Date for a deep and cozy home concert.
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      Jewish Music FestivalDiwan Saz–     WEST COAST PREMIERE
      with special guests Yair dalal and Dror SinaiSat May 14, 8:30pm
      First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. OaklandPart of the 30th Jewish Music Festival, Feb 26 – March 22
      jewishmusicfestival for complete programDiwan Saz is a Jewish-Muslim-Christian ensemble performing a rich variety of music from throughout the Middle East. Featuring virtuosic performances of piyutim, or Jewish liturgical poems, Turkish folk songs, Rumi-inspired compositions and Bedouin folk songs by a 14-year-old prodigious singer.  With Israeli ‘oud player, violinist and composer Yair Dalal with world music percussionist Dror Sinai*><*
      Friday, March 13th will be a
      Musical Shabbat with Yair Dalal and Dror Sinai
      at Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro, 510-357-8505.*><*
      “East West Jewish cantorial Concert”
      March 24- Gainesville, FL.
      March 26-Jacksonville FL.I’m blessed to be a part with these wonderful people and great musicians:
      Yair dalal, Frank London, Rabbi Hagai Batsri,
      Cantor Yaakov Lemmer, Shai Bachar*><*
      Life ALIVE!
      Sat march 28/ 5pm
      South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

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      Mugical Morocco
      May 15 in Casablanca.
      We have very few seats still avail.

      Words can not describe this experience of a lifetime

      Musical
      and Magical and Life Enhancing tour of Morocco-

      So first, if you did not watch this video from our last years’ journey, made by the wonderful Consuelo and John VERAMOS productions ,please give it 10 minutes:

      Mugical Morocco, Musical and magical tour of Morocco
      Mugical Morocco, Musical and magical tour of Morocco

      Please ck with me for discounts for two couples, and for- Complimentary ground tour possibility.
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    • Mugical Morocco-May 15-31/ 2015
    • register and pay by Dec 2014 for a great discount.
    • watch 10 minutes amazing video of our last years tour, made by VERAMOS productions
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    • Dec 27/2014,  Los Gatos, Ca. 4-9pm

      “Life ALIVE!”

    • Ma*Shuqa & Carl’s Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USACall (408) 356-9473 to register more info contact MaShuqaDancer@gmail.com
      Doumbek workshop, Potluck, concert.Educational, social, culinary,entertaining, spiritual, fun, joyful and healing…wonderful retreat…

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    • Nov 11/ 2014Cong Beth Sholom, SF. Ca. with Richard Kaplan
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    • Oct 24/ 2014Santa Cruz Ca. .”Piece of Peace”-  warm house Concert with Yair dalal & Dror Sinai
    • “Piece of PEACE” 
      THIS Fri. Oct 24, 8pmYair Dalal & Dror Sinai        
      at a cozy home concert,
      Seabright, Santa Cruz, ca.Deep, earthy, ancient sounds of the oud, thevibrating violin and songs, with thehaunting rhythms of the drums…We just arrived back from playing for huge audience at LEAF festival, Black Mountain ,N Carolina…
      and looking forward to share music with you at a friends cozy home this coming Fri. Oct 24/2014
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    • Oct 19/ 2014, 2pm”Hard Lox” festival.Asheville, N. Carolina
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    • Oct 15-19/2014LEAF fest. Black Mountain N. Carolina.Working with school kids and performing w “Middle Earth”-jewish, muslim , christians, Israeli, palestinian, Persian musicians… concert for peace
    • with  ; Yair Dalal Ronit Widmann-Levy ; Naser Musa ; dror Sinai Saman Mahmoudi
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    • Oct 11/ 2014- 7:30pmCong. Beth Sholom,  301 14th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118Havdala in the suka concert.
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    • Oct 10/2014Rock Shabat-Temple Beth El, Santa Cruz, Ca.
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    • Often I’m too busy doing what I do rather than talking about what I do…therefore the laps of time and event posts on line and not so frequent newsletters:During last few months I’ve been traveling Morocco and enjoyed most amazing “Mugical Morocco”   tour this year, then peace work in Israel while surviving a war…performed at couple schools in California, performed at “Arts Habitat” in Carmel, performed at couple rock shabat services,  couple local clubs, couple Bar Mitzva, taught a teenage group drum lesson and all played during services at a bay area temple, teaching private lessons and groups, lead Rosh Hashana service for Jimena, played at a fun b’day party and last night at a friends  suka….
    • Sukot is a jewish celebration of the harvest season. It always deepen my relationship with nature, with my family and extended family… one of the meditations in the holiday is the awareness  of each persons weak & strong traits , respecting the differences between us if in character or by religion and acceptance of all for harmonious existence…in the Suka, sukat shalom, shelter of peace…and here is more of whats coming:
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    •   Life ALIVE…

      An evening of  learning, socializing, spiritual, fun and entertainment…

    •                                                                                            ancient rhythms, joyful songs, drumming and dancing. with DROR SINAISunday, April 27, 2014,  4-8:30 p.m.
        We are fortunate to have the opportunity to experience enchanting songs and rhythms from the Middle East and North Africa by internationally known, charismatic percussionist, performer, educator and sound healer:

      Private residence in Yosemite Lakes Park

      (Address and directions will be emailed after payment is received.)

       

       4 pm-5:30pmFor those interested in INTRO TO DOUMBEK, Dror will be teaching a pre-concert class for beginning to advanced drummers …

    • (There will be some doumbeks available for student use.)   5:30-7pm- Potluck, eat, drink, schmooz…
    • 7-8:30 pm- Desert Roots, concert
    • Doumbek workshop only: 
    • Concert only: Combination of workshop and concert: Please contact Marcia Freedman (freedman@sti.net)  or Susan Rappaport (susanrappaport@gmail.com) for tickets and/or more information.Space is limited. Tickets must be reserved and prepaid by April 13.“Rhythm is all around us, in everything we see, we touch, we breathe…  With rhythm, we shall achieve better communication and understanding among ourselves and all people:..”  ~ Dror www.drorsinai.com

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    • East West , a concert of Jewish cantorial Music

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    • March 29/14- Private party , Capitola Ca.
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    • ♪♫Middle Eastern Musical Journey ♪♫

    • Featuring Maya Zebley (vocals) and Dror Sinai (percussion, voice) 
    • Friday, March 21 at 8:00 pm 
    • Beth Chaim Congregation 1800 Holbrook Drive Danville CA 94506Listen to the lilting melodies and rhythms of Jewish and Israeli music that comes from Morocco and Spain, Yemen and Iraq. Hear the stories of how these songs have traveled and been transformed into Jewish prayers and popular Israeli music.Beth Chaim member Maya Zebley is an accomplished singer/song-writer and recording artist. In Los Angeles, Maya won The John Lennon Song Writing competition with her world music composition “My Country”. Maya’s collaborative work includes recordings with The Yuval Ron Ensemble and her songs have been featured in films. In 2007, Maya performed with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Orchestra as a featured vocal soloist at the Ford Amphitheatre. Maya is a graduate of the Rimon School of Music inIsrael as well as Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2012, Maya graduated from California State University, Northridge where she earned her Music Therapy degree. She is a new member of Beth Chaim with her husband Matt and their two daughters Noa-May and Natalie.Dror Sinai is an international performer, educator, singer/vocalist and guest artist, as well as the Founder of Rhythm Fusion, Inc. in Santa Cruz, CA. In 2002, he received the Gail Rich award for supporting the arts, and is a founding member of the World Music Committee for the Percussive Arts Society. Dror has performed as a solo artist and has appeared in ensembles of many different musical styles, with other talented artists, including Yair Dalal, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yuval Ron, and Alessandra Belloni. Dror is a lecturer and has presented clinics, and workshops at universities and a variety of other settings.Our evening begins at 7:00 pm with an abbreviated Shabbat Evening Service. People are invited to bring a bottle of wine and/or a favorite dessert to share. From 7:30 – 8:00 pm, we will schmooze and socialize prior to our 8:00 pm special program. You are invited to come for any or all of the above.Shabbat Service. . . . . . . . . . 7:00 – 7:30 pm Schmoozing . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30 – 8:00 pm Program Begins. . . . . . . . . . 8:00 pmFor more information about Maya and Dror, please visit their websites: www.mayamusic.com and www.drorsinai.com 

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             “Life ALIVE!”
            Saturday, December 28, 2013 4:00 – 8:30 pm             
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          •        Doumbek and  Rhythm Workshop with
          • Dror Sinai
             (Rhythm Fusion, Santa Cruz)
            We are excited to host a …
             “Pre-New Year Gathering to Live a Lively Life”
            Come share a fun afternoon and evening among friends.
            Lets keep the vibration up making sure we have lively lives
            and enjoy life, and each other.– Presented by Reel Sound and Light Productions, Ma*Shuqa and Carl Sermon –4:00 -5:30pm 
            “Intro to Rhythms and Doumbek Workshop”

            • For anyone interested in hand drums, music, dance, awareness, fun, and inspiration.
            • Focus on Middle Eastern and North African styles
            • Explore basic healthy positions of holding the doumbek and learn basic tones.
            • Learn basic traditional rhythms while playing musical games, learning to embody the rhythms. 
            • Listen to ourselves and others and have “rhythmical conversations” as we play together in harmony and learn while having fun…and dancing together.
            • Doumbeks, riqs, frame drums available to borrow at the workshop.
          • 6:00-7:00 PM 
            Potluck Dinner  
            Please bring food to share, wine and other drinks, we’ll meet and greet each other creating a warm community.7:00-8:30 pm
             Desert Roots Mugical (Music and Magic) Concert
            Dror will share with us singing and playing a variety of songs from the Middle East and North Africa: Israel, Yemen, Egypt, Spanish Sephardic Ladino, Tunisia, and Morocco.
            Playing a variety of drums – frame drums, riq, and darbuka, and singing these haunting songs
            we’ll be transformed to faraway lands.
             We’ll all have a chance to join in with joyful songs, drums, and dancing…Doumbek workshop $25 Concert $15 Workshop & Concert $40
            Advance price if paid by December 7th for workshop + concert – only $30
            Advance price if paid by December 15th for workshop + concert only $35
            Last minute drop in $47 for the workshop & concert
            Mail check to Studio or Call (408) 356-9473 to register and pay by credit card
            Ma*Shuqa & Carl’s Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USA
            For more info or request directions contact MaShuqaDancer@gmail.com
            www.DrorSinai.com  www.ReelSoundandLight.com or www.MaShuqa.com
            Dhyanis.com Trunk show with glitzy Goddesswear boutique for holiday parties***
            Sept/Oct/Nov 2013,
            ** I performed at Montessori school, another private school and uc presentation…
          • **Performed and chanted for 3 Bar Mitzva and 1 bat Mitzva
          • **Performed for “Rock Shabat” Fri- next one Nov 22/13
          • **Arranged and performed the music program for a great Wedding.
            Solo, Middle eastern and with an African “HighLife Band”…
          • ** Taught a series of Frame Drum lessons to a wonderful woman’s Group
          • ** Taught a sufi group
          • ** Private lessons
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            Avail for private classes, workshops, retreat, concerts…
            Aug 2013
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            Mendocino Music Festival
            July 23 & 24
            doumbek workshop– July 23, 6pm. Caspar Community Center.
          • Dror Sinai’s trio 
            Peace concert, July 24, 3pm. Caspar Community Center
             Rhythms of Harmony
            with Eliyahu Sills and Bouchaib.
          • http://www.mendocinomusic.org/portfolio/middle-east-peace-concert-dror-sinai-trio-rhythms-of-harmony/
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            Music Camp on the Siearras
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            Middle east Music and dance Camp.
            July 6-12/2013
            Dror will teach and perform
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            Life ALIVE,
            Dror Sinai, solo concert.
            June 12/2013- Dar Roumana, Fes, Morocco
            http://www.darroumana.com
            https://www.facebook.com/dar.roumana
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            Mugical-Morocco May 31-June 16
            www.Mugical-Morocco.com
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            Dror Sinai
            Gainesville Hillel, usf ,Florida
            April 10, 6:30 pm-Drum Circle

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            April 14 & 15, Gainesville & Jacksonville, FL.
            Playing for Peace
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            Dror Sinai
            at Hillel Tampa, USF ,Florida
            April 15 & 16- Yom Hazikaron and Yom haatzmaut
            “Desert Roots”- solo concert, drums and voice
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             Playing for Peace

             by the Peace Messengers
            Israeli, Palestinian & Iranian great musicians
            Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 pm at
            Temple Beth El ,3055 Porter Gulch Road , Aptos, CA 95003           Tel 831-479-3444
      • Playing for Peace tickets
      •  Ticket $20.00 USD
        Student/senior $15.00 USD
          • pixel.gifYair Dalal-Oud, Violin, Vocal (www.YairDalal.com) , Naser Musa-Oud, Vocal(www.nasermusa.net), Hamid Saeidi-Santoor,Vocal (http://www.hamidsaeidi.com), Dror Sinai-Percussion,vocal (www.DrorSinai.com)
            Coming together for an amazing musical journey of mystical, meditative and peaceful message…
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          • More Dates;
            April 13- Gainesville , FL.
            April 14- Jacksonville, FL.
          • May 3rd- Fresno, Ca.-Fri May 3rd-Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, Located at 2672 E. Alluvial Ave. Clovis , CA 93611
            May 4t-Santa Cruz, Ca.- see flyer above***
      • Middle East Percussion classes
        In Santa Cruz, call/email for location
        Mo. Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 / 2013,  7-8:30pm
        $96 for all month.
        Best to register in advance rhythm@rhythmfusion.com
        831/234-0619
        This is a 4-class session for the ones who have a little experience or already took my “Intro” class in past.
        We’ll play Frame drum, Riq & Doumbek.
        We’ll learn rhythms, rhythmic games and work on rhythmic compositions… much to learn and grow and all while we’re having a great time. Looking forward to make it a weekly class and time of elevation…
        Best to register in advance rhythm@rhythmfusion.com
        831/234-0619
        Please invite your friends.
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          • Mid-East Percussion Workshop-
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      • 1900 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA 95124
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      • Middle East Percussion classesSun. Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 / 2013 4-5:30pm
      • $96 for all month.This is a 4-class session for the ones who have a little experience or already took my “Intro” class in past.We’ll play Frame drum, Riq & Doumbek.We’ll learn rhythms, rhythmic games and work on rhythmic compositions… much to learn and grow and all while we’re having a great time. Looking forward to make it a weekly class and time of elevation…Best to register in advance rhythm@rhythmfusion.com
      • 831/234-0619Please invite your friends.Held at
      • Silicon Valley Business Center
      • 1900 Camden Ave. (at Leigh)
      • San Jose, CA 95124

       

       

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      • Middle Eastern Day of Dance and Music
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      • Middle Eastern Day of Dance and MusicWorkshops with Sah’ra Saeeda-Oriental Style DanceDror Sinai-Hand Percussion-Ancient RhythmsEvening Concert with Instructors and Body Temple DancersThis is the kick-off event for the Monthly Masters Series with Sah’ra Saeeda4 Hour Workshop Intensive with Sah’ra
      • Intensive-“From Roots to Fruit” Know where you are coming from to bring authenticity to your dance. Classic Golden Era thru the Stars of dance thru Modern Egyptian style into post-modern. 10am-2pm
      • 2-3:30 Lunch Break2 Hour Workshop with Dror
      • Learn the ancient rhythms of the Middle East with Master Teacher Dror Sinai. 3:30-5:30
      • 5:30-7pm Dinner BreakIntimate Concert and Performances
      • Intimate concert with our Master Instructors who are joined by Body Temple Instructors.
      • 7-9pmHenna Crone is doing henna tattooing too!Purchase tickets at http://mideastdayofdanceanddrum.eventbrite.com/

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      Middle East Percussion classes- San Jose

          • Sun. Jan 6,13,20 / 2013        4-5:30pm
      • silicon valley business center
      • 1900 Camden av. (at Leigh)
      • San Jose , Ca. 95124
      • 831/234-0619
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      • This is a 3 class session for the ones who have a little experience or already took my “Intro” class in past.
      • For Belly dancers , their friends and the interested
      • We’ll play Frame drum, Riq & Doumbek.
      • We’ll learn rhythms, rhythmic games and work on rhythmic compositions…
      • much to learn and grow and all while we’re having a great time.

       

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      Middle East Percussion classes- Santa Cruz

          • Mo. Jan 7,14,21 / 2013        7-8:30pm
      • Santa Cruz, Ca.
      • 831/234-0619
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      • This is a 3 class session for the ones who have a little experience or already took my “Intro” class in past.
      • For Belly dancers , their friends and the interested
      • We’ll play Frame drum, Riq & Doumbek.
      • We’ll learn rhythms, rhythmic games and work on rhythmic compositions…
      • much to learn and grow and all while we’re having a great time.

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      Intro To hand Drums

      Thurs. Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29.

      Register

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      Intermediate Middle East Percussion

      Mo. Nov 5, 12, 19, 26. 7-8:30pm

      Santa Cruz area. Questions & register

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      Angels of Peace: A mystical musical Shabat e…vening w/ Yuval Ron, Yair Dalal and Dror Sinai

      Fri, Nov 2/2012, 8:pm

      The 1909 Space – 1909 N. Topanga Blvd. Topanga, CA 90290

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      Dror Sinai & Yair Dalal -peace concert in Pasadena, ca.

      Thurs Nov 1st.  8 pm

      at  “Sacred Rhythm Lodge”, 1005 Buena Vista St. Pasadena, Ca. 9130.

      info: 626/799-4795

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      “Few months ago, while the Iranian -Israeli political relationship was on edge of war, few Israeli and Iranian people posted on facebook to each other-“we love you, we’ll never bomb you”… pretty soon there were many more Israeli and Iranian posting these human, loving messages to each other.

      As it got viral I was inspired to create a concert with Israeli, palestinian and Iranian musicians so we can share the message , remind others that governments are not always for people and we have all to share and care for each other and the planet, to support a creative, supportive, harmonious, peaceful and loving lives…

      With the help of Julia Gilden I’m so honored and exited to be sharing with these most amazing people and musicians:

      Yair Dalal, Naser Musa, Hamid Saeidi, Miriam Peretz-dancer , Dror Sinai.

      We’ll be performing:

      Oct 28- Santa Cruz

      Sun. Oct 28th, 7:30pm

      First Congregational Church,

      900 High Street  Santa Cruz, CA 95060 , 831/426-2010

      for advance tickets   http://drorsinai.com/

      OCT 27- Oakland

      Sat. Oct 27, 8pm

      Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit st. Oakland, Ca. 94609

      tickets-1 (800) 838-3006 or www.Brownpapertickets.com

       

      Oct 25, Stanford 

      Thurs. Oct 25th, 7:30pm 

      Koret Pavilion, Lane A. Stanford University

      Roey Amin-(650) 723-2098, roeyamin@stanford.edu

       

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      ***

      “Intermediate Mideast Percussion”

      Mo. Oct 8, 15, 22. 7:00-8:30pm  extended- Mo. Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

      at “Rocking Horse ranch”, Aptos, ca. details

      “DESERT ROOTS”

      Oct 20. at Santa Cruz art League, Broadway Playhouse Theatre

      526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Ca. details&Tickets

      ***

      Desert Roots

      A Concert with Internationally Recognized and Award-Winning Percussionist Dror Sinai

      Concert

      Fun

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      Drumming

      Potluck Dinner

      with Dror Sinai

      Dror Sinai is an international performer, educator, and artist. Dror has presented lectures, clinics, and workshops to diverse audiences including Universities, schools, community gatherings around the world www.drorsinai.com.

      Dror’s engaging personality and powerful energy, great stories, wacky sense of humor, soulful singing, haunting rhythms, and entertaining delivery will make this beautiful journey comfortable, exciting, and healing.

      Be transported to the Middle East and North Africa through Dror’s singing, storytelling, and sharing about the music and people of this region!  You can expect songs from a variety of cultures and languages, including Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, and others.  Don’t speak any of those languages?  It’s OK:  Dror will share their meaning with us!

      Dror will sing, and lead us, in songs of love, awe, gratitude and hope, while accompanying himself with Doumbek, Frame Drum, Riq and other percussion instruments.

      Saturday October 13, 6:30-9:30pm

      6:30 – Bring food to share.

      Eat with friends, new and old!

      7:15 Concert Begins!

      At  Halanda Dance Studio

      1062 Lincoln Ave San Jose (Willow Glen), CA

      Tickets: $20/person

      Please contact Petra Pino <petra.pino@gmail.com> or 408-480-4920 to register for this event

       

      Presented by House of Inanna

       

      ***

      Intro to Hand Drums

      For Dancers & Their Friends

       

      Sundays at 4:00pm November 4, 11, 18 and December 9, 16, 2012

      Instructional Workshop with Dror Sinai

       

      Empower yourself and your troupe of friends with beats! This workshop is for anyone interested in hand drums, music, dance, healing, awareness, fun and inspiration.  No previous experience is necessary.

      Focus is on Middle Eastern/North African style drumming. The first 3 classes will touch on each individual drum: Frame Drum, Riq (Middle Eastern tambourine) and Doumbek. During the last two sessions we will put it all together, create an orchestra, perhaps drumming to a song, or learning a choreography Piece. Please bring your own drums if you have them. There will be a few to share.  If you don’t have one, please don’t let the lack of a drum keep you away.

      We will learn:

      • How each instrument is made plus information about the culture that it springs from
      • How to create different sounds using a variety of hand techniques
      • How to create harmonious, fun rhythms
      • Tips on being grounded and aware of yourself while simultaneously being in sync with the group energy.
      • We will gain “tools” that support the rhythms of life

      …all this in a fun relaxed atmosphere!

      Join us for an opportunity to learn from a great drummer, right here in the South Bay!

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      “To me, drumming is really about life, breathing, conversation,                                                                                                   relationship, harmony, and fun to awaken the senses…”

       

       

      Location:  Halanda Dance Studio,

      1062 Lincoln Ave San Jose (Willow Glen), CA

       

       

      Five class series: $120 for invaluable instruction that will improve your confidence                      and ability as a Middle-Eastern dancer!

      www.drorsinai.com

       

       

      Please contact Petra Pino <petra.pino@gmail.com> or 408-480-4920 to register for this event

      Cost will be reduced for everyone if we have more than 25 people!

       

      Presented by House of Inanna

      ***

      “Babel-Ashkenaz”

      collaboration between masters of Jewish music fuses the devotional songs of piyyutim and nigunim,

      Jewish Iraqi music & Klezmer

      Sat, March 24/12, 8:30 pm –Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, CA 95003

      Sun, March 25/12- Jewish Music Festival ,San Francisco

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      A bold international collaboration between masters of Jewish music fuses the devotional songs of piyyutim and nigunim. Frank London (of the Grammy-winning group the Klezmatics) and Yair Dalal (Israeli violinist and oud master of Iraqi background) with percussionist and energy  manifestor Dror Sinai, Emmanuel Mann, (co-founder of Bustan Avraham) and others bring together a unique mix of Middle Eastern and Western Jewish liturgical traditions

      email for tickets and advance tickets

      ***

      Bridge to Babylon

      Yair Dalal with Dror Sinai

      Friday, February 3, 2012 7:30pm ~ UCSC Music Ctr Recital Hall

       

      “Bridge to Babylon” with visiting artists Yair Dalal (oud and violin) and Dror Sinai (percussion)

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      Click for Advance tickets

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      ***

      Drumming Workshop with Dror Sinai

      /Performances for Peace Concert

      Saturday, January 21, 2012,  4-9pm

      presented by: Nancy Saahira Tedder at  Body Temple-Life Arts Center,

      3485 University Ave., Riverside, California

      see on FaceBook

      Order tickets via Eventbrite:
      http://drumworkshopandp4pconcert-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

      ***

      Introduction to Hand Drums With Dror Sinai

      Thurs Feb 9, 16, 23 / 2012, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

      ***

      Mid-East Drums Orchestra

      Intermediate level –With Dror Sinai                                                                                                                        dror1-220x300.jpg

      Thurs, Feb 9, 16, 23 & March 1, 8, 15 / 2012   7:30 to 9:00 pm

      ***

      Jan 5th/12

      W/ Danjuma Adamu & Onola

      at Moes Alley, Santa Cruz, Ca.

      ***

      Phoenix, AZ. Musical Instruments Museum, Nov 15/11
      http://www.themim.org/events-programs/museum-encounters

      ***

      Intro to Frame Drum & Desert Roots concert

      November 13/11- Seattle wa.

      Hosted by: Ottoman BellyDance Studio

      Country Village Shops

      23634 Bothell Everett Hwy,Bothell, WA. 98021

      Pre-registration required…call 425 368 0369, 425 446 0084

      dena@ottomantradingco.com

      ***

      *** Introduction to Hand Drums With Dror Sinai

      Nov 3, 10, 17,  & Dec 1 /2011, Thurs 7:00 to 8:30 pm

      Pleasure Point Fitness and Dance Studio

      907 41st Av. Santa cruz, Ca. 95062

      To Register call Natasha Feldthouse at (831)334-8492

      *** Rock Shabbat- Fri Oct 14/2011- Temple Beth El

      ***Nov 16/10

      “Rhythm From around the World”

      Toro Park School, Monterey, Ca.

      ***Nov 9/10- 12:30-1:45pm

      UCSC-Music dept-  “Jewish Music”

      ***Nov 5/10-Rock Shabat

      at Temple Beth El, Aptos, Ca.

      http://www.tbeaptos.org

      ***Oct29/10- Hillel, Santa Cruz.

      Mizrah’i Shabat”

      *** May 26-June 12/2010-Morocco Tour 2010. Morocco travel, Music, Food, Sacred Music Festival.

      ** April 27/10- 7:30 pm-Rachid Halihal & Dror Sinai

      at Don Quixotes Music Hall

      ***UFL-Gainsville Fl. Dror Sinai & Yair Dalal

      April 15/10   http://web.jst.ufl.edu/events.shtml

      ***YOM HAATZMAUT- Dror Sinai & Yair Dalal

      April 20/10, University of  San Francisco

      www.sfhillel.org

      www.jimena.org

       

      ***Multi Cultural Day concert– (Trio) April 8/10, noon,

      University of San Francisco (fulton st) in Hanrey Plaza on April 8 from 12-1pm

      www.sfhillel.org

      www.jimena.org

       

       

      ***March 20/ 2010-Jewish Music Festival.

      As a guest with “Yuval Ron Ensamble”

      http://www.jewishmusicfestival.org/

       

      *** MARCH 12/2010   —7:30pm. Temple Beth El, Aptos

      ROCK _SHABAT

      www.tbeaptos.org

       

       

      ***Fri March 5/10-Seascape sport club.

       

      ***Fri March 5/2010-Hillel San Jose

      Mizrah’i Shabat-www.jimena.org

       

       

       

      ***DJIMBE- ongoing Thurs classes, 7-8:30 pm

      contact for info-rhythm@rhythmfusion.com

      ***Pulse Santa Cruz- ongoing doumbek classes, Sun 5pm.

      contact for info-rhythm@rhythmfusion.com

       

      *** Ancient Future-as a guest at Don Quixotes. Felton

      Sun Feb28/10, world music festival. most of the day

      http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_2_28_10.html

      *** SHAKERE workshop, Today , Sat Feb 27/10, 1-2:30pm at Kizuka Hall
      150 Blackburn Street
      Watsonville, California 95076  contact: info@watsonvilletaiko.org

      ***Mizrahi Shabat at SF Hillel Fri Feb26/10  www.sfhillel.org

      partnered with Jimena  www.jimena.org

      WORKSHOPS JAN-FEB 2010

      with DROR  SINAI

      rhythm@rhythmfusion.com

      831/423-2048

      Introduction to Hand Drums With Dror Sinai

      Mondays Jan 18,25 & Feb 1,8,15 / 2010

      7:00 to 8:30 pm  $100

      Will learn Frame Drum, Riq, Doumbek and orchestration

      Intermediate Mideastern Hand DrumsWith Dror Sinai

      Ongoing TUESDAYS 7:00 to 8:30 pm

      Intro to CONGA with Dror Sinai

      Wed Jan 20,27 & Feb 3, 10 17 /2010  7:00-8:30pm  $100

      Introduction to  DjimbeWith Dror Sinai

      Thurs. Jan 21,28 & Feb 4,11,18 , 7:00to 8:30 pm  $100

      *** Nov.14/09- “DESERT ROOTS”– at the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival.

      *** Oct 23/09-“A LILA” Moroccan Dinner followed by Gnawa and Moroccan spiritual Trance music.

      ** Oct 17/09- NAFDA WEST– North American Frame Drum Assoc. in Los Angeles, Ca.

      ** OCT 18/09  “HANDS ACROSS THE SEA” , in Los Angeles

      ** Oct. 06/09  Notre Dam University, Belmont CA

      A representation of African Music Day By playing a repertoire of Tamazight Music. With Fatah from AZA.** Oct 08/09Notre Dam University, Belmont CAA representation of mideastern music With Fatah from AZA.**** Turning Heart-Sufi concert .Sept.20/09 Pinole ,Ca.

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