Dror Sinai

Keeping Life Alive

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Peace in the Middle East- Concert tour-Israeli, Iranian & Palestinian great musicians

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 DalalNaser MusaHamid SaeidiMiriam Peretz-dancer , Dror Sinai.

We’ll be performing:

Oct 25- Stanford

Thurs. Oct 25, 7:30pm.

Koret Pavilion, Lane A.

Stanford University, Stanford, Ca.

roeyamin@stanford.edu

 

Oct 27- Oakland

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

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

Oct 28- Santa Cruz

First Congregational Church,

900 High Street  Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 426-2010


tickt prices


 


Middle East Peace Concert, Oct 25-Stanford

 

” Desert Roots”

Solo Concert ,Dror Sinai, drums and Vocals

Oct 20, 6-7 dinner, 7pm concert at Santa Cruz, Art League,

Broadway Playhouse theatre, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Ca. details and tickets

 

 

 

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Drum Workshop, Drum Orchestra and concerts


You can’t keep doing same things and expect it to be different…  who said that?Well, hope you’re ready to do different things and make it better & better.Please come and invite a friend to one or more of these events
:1. “Intro to hand Drums” – Feb 9, 16, 23 / 2012, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. or FaceBook
2. “Mideast Drum Orchestra” –Feb 9, 16, 23 & March 1, 8, 15 / 2012   7:30 to 9:00 pm
or on FaceBook

3. Concert- Bridge to Babylon Feb 03/2012, UC Santa Cruz, Ca.
Yair Dalal & Dror Sinai

4. Please share with your friends in SoCal.   Riverside, Ca  Jan 21/12
Doumbek workshop, potluck and Concert

5. concert –Babel / Ashkenaz March 24-S.Cruz, March 25-SF
Jewish Music Festival

6.   “Mugical-Morocco“- May 31-June 17/12
** also receive $200 disc for each friend you inspire to join.
inspiring enough?





Email me for Registration and payment form.

ask me about university credits and if you want to form your own group and discount for lg groups.


Please register ahead of time so I can prepare well.

What a wonderful day and a wonderful new year

Dror
mailto:rhythm@rhythmfusion.com
www.drorsinai.com
www.rhythmfusion.com
www.zilzil.net

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May the Light Occupy

Do you remember an incident in your life that immediately changed everything?
You’re busy doing what you usually do, familiar routine, and suddenly seemingly from nowhere– something happens, something you did not plan on or anticipated. It could be an earthquake, a tornado or an illness that changes the way you see/perceive/value things or life for that matter…

Changes your awareness.

In my new learning, It’s called “source-Foundation“- this very moment of change of awareness IS a change in everything you do.
(and of course, this source foundation has its own source foundation)

Every change is a challenge.

The unknown of what the change is going to look/be like may be accompanied with fear, exhaustion, overwhelming… and the best way to flow with it is to trust that it is for the better, to trust that we’re protected, to trust that there is a LIGHT

and DO the best you can about it. (now)

These exact experiences of “source foundation” moments that inspired me to appreciate, respect and gratitude all & everyone around me.
this exact experiences that inspires me to live and inspire for “Life Is Now” to “Live Life ALIVE” to “Design & Occupy Our Reality“…

My actions, my lectures, my concerts and my Mugical-Morocco journey (see special details below) is my offerings to you to be inspired and do the best you can for better and better

Happy holidays, happy new year
May we experience a healthy, loving, Peaceful, joyful and prosperous year.

May the light Occupy our reality

Dror

So, If you had similar experiences, you probably agree life is now.
when you meet with family and friends this Holiday season, plan to join me on this Musical & Magical exploration of a lifetime:

Mugical-Morocco“- DISCOUNT $2,150
**if pd by Dec31/11- (first 10days)

** also receive $200 disc for each friend you inspire to join.
inspiring enough?
Click pay and email me= for registration forms now!
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ask me about university credits and if you want to form your own group and discount for lg groups.

*** “Intro to hand Drums” Thurs , Feb 9,16,23/ 12
***  Also “Mid-East Drum Orchestra”– intermediate ongoing classes same dates.
*** I’m available for these:

** Hand Drum classes, private and groups:Frame drum, doumbek, riq, shakere, conga, cajon, djimbe

I have few open spots local in Santa Cruz, if interested

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Occupy Our Reality

With inspiration of the awakenings around the world-

Lets Occupy our Reality is my other way to say- Keep Life Alive

What am I doing about it?

Well, beside closing my Bank of America account (which I did several years ago)

I practice on focusing my intentions on what & how I like my life to be and what is my contribution to the world.

I’m learning that when my thoughts and my intentions are clear and focused – usually it leads to very positive manifestations

These manifestations allow me to Occupy my Own Reality and feel ALIVE.

I’m offering you to join me, join me with being aware and active, join me to these enlightening events, Join me to inspire others

Here are few wonderful opportunities for my Local friends and for all around the world:

*** Mugical Morocco 2012

A Life changing Magical, Musical and Cultural Journey to Morocco.

We tour the country by day- Casablanca, Marakech, Ouarzazet, Atlas mountains, Night in the Sahara, Fes… Almost every evening, wherever we are we’ll have local musicians playing for us-And then- We arrive at the Sacred Music Festival in Fes- 8 days of sacred music from around the world…

Register early for great discount or monthly payments…

Contact me

*** “Intro to hand Drums“- workshop Thursdays Nov/2011.

w/ Dror Sinai

I’m exited to offer this workshop again and share.

*** Lucky Losada– Cajon/Compas workshop  Nov 1, 2, 3-
world-renowned flamenco percussionist, will teach in San Francisco & Santa Cruz
we’re so blessed to have this opportunity.

***  Creole Choir of Cuba at Kuumbwa Jazz- OCTOBER 22 (on tour in US)

from a friend: “Dror, this group is AMAZING! They are Cubans, all descended from Haitian slaves who were tricked into a second slavery in Cuba in the 19th century.  They sing songs handed down in their families, mostly in a French-Creole but also some Cuban songs.  POWERFUL stuff!!!
> I saw them in England this summer and they were the best thing of the whole WOMAD festival — stunning performers, powerful voices, simple but very striking choreography.  You can look them up on YouTube and see some performance footage.  The only instrument is congas, but it is SUCH a rich and powerful sound that they create.  Highly  recommend!!!!”

*** Middlle east music and Dance Camp July 7-14/2012

A million $ experience for almost nothing. I do not have the words to express the incredible experience of camping in nature with a bunch of beautiful and talented people, the teachings, the music, the dance, the joy, the life enhancing energy...

COME!

*** SIRENZ cd release show. Sat., Nov. 26th.
Enjoy an evening of soul stirring a cappella.

More info: www.HeatherHoustonMusic.com

*** I’m available for these:

** Hand Drum classes, private and groups:Frame drum, doumbek, riq, shakere, conga, cajon, djimbe

I have few open spots local in Santa Cruz, if interested

*** A doumbek class is forming Sunnyvale area.

Be friend me

Find us on Facebook

Lets make it a life of joy
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Hope to share some or all these events with you.
Reply to me, email me so I know we’re communicating

Lets Occupy Our Reality

Keep Life ALIVE.

Dror Sinai

Want to be my friend on FB?

P.O. Box 3226
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95063

mailto:rhythm@rhythmfusion.com
www.drorsinai.com
www.rhythmfusion.com
www.zilzil.com

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Intro to Hand Drum workshop Thurs.Nov/2011

Introduction to Hand Drums

With Dror Sinai

Nov 3, 10, 17,  & Dec 1 /2011, Thurs 7:30 to 9:00 pm

This class is for beginning drummers and for other musicians who would like to gain some experience and knowledge of different drums and percussion instruments from around the world. It will focus on positioning and basic rhythm techniques used in creating the sounds and rhythms on the frame drum (Tar or Def), Riq (Middle Eastern tambourine), Doumbek (Darbuka, Durbaky, Tabla), and various sound makers that we as a group will choose.

First classes will concentrate on each drum and by the 4-5th class we’ll work on orchestration/ensemble.

Dror Sinai is a percussionist, drum collector and the owner of Rhythm Fusion.  This workshop will help the beginning drummer,dancer and interested to improve their personal rhythm skills with hands on experience. To explore the self, relate to others and meet the idiot of the village…

Class space is limited! Pre-registration is required

Pleasure Point Fitness and Dance Studio

907 41st Av. Santa Cruz ca. 95062

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

PRIVATE classes available. Please contact mailto:dror@rhythmfusion.com

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Music & Dance Camp and local life enhancements

So many things, events and happenings to help keep life ALIVE .
I’ll mention few local and worldly events and will share more details as it gets closer.

** “Rock-Shabat” -Tomorrow-Fri-June 10/11,7:30 pm. At Temple Beth El-Aptos.

It becomes better and better, higher and higher…If you can use help delivering your prayers, desires and wishes with a great group of people and transporting music that elevates…

** TEDx-Santa Cruz. June 11-Cabrillo College.

“Ideas worth Sharing”- I’ll be there.

**”Intro to Doumbek” at the HAFLA in Half Moon Bay.
Sat/Sun 06/12/11 .
I imagine Dasha will serve us some great fun time with Belly Dance, workshops, bazzar, fun music and dance and oh yes, the food…
I’ll be teaching Sun 4-5pm.

** “Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp“. July 09-16/11
A million $ experience for almost nothing. I do not have the words to express the incredible experience of camping in nature with a bunch of beautiful and talented people, the teachings, the music, the dance, the joy, the life enhancing energy
COME!

** Doumbek workshop in Sunnyvale, Tues in June
Womans Group started, limited space. Contacted me right away if interested mailto:dror@rhythmfusion.com

**Ash Santa Cruz House Concert-Father’s Day!
Sunday, June 19 · 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Eva Salina Primack – if you never heard her sing-you must be there.
If you did hear her sing-I know you’ll be there.

**Helladelics in Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 18 · 8:00pm – 11:00pmGREEK music, come and dance.
I’m bringing Zorba in me…

**Mugical-Morocco 2012
I’m starting registration a year in advance. Details to come.
Please communicate with me if interested.

Share with your friends, hope to see you in one or all these magnificent experiences

** Hand Drum classes, private and groups:Frame drum, doumbek, riq, shakere, conga, cajon, djimbe…
I have few open spots local in Santa Cruz, if interested.
mailto:rhythm@rhythmfusion.com

**My friends at the “Peace Boat” are collecting donations to supportEarthquake Emergency Relief

Keep Life ALIVE.
Dror Sinai

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Finding the Freedom Within

When getting ready to celebrate our Jewish holidays, I always find Morocco sand duneshow universal and spiritual the messages may be and it inspires me to share with you, Jewish or not  (hopefully conscious, aware & caring…)

Pesah’ is approaching which also called Pesach or Passover, H’ag haaviv: The Spring Holiday or H’ag Hah’eirut: Holiday of Freedom.

The story of The Israelites running away from slavery in Egypt ( in Hebrew pronounced-Mitsrayim which means “the narrow place”) – out to freedom.

Spring itself has always a feeling of freedom.

A time when all my senses are awaken and ready to be used and explored… (and your senses?)

One of the strongest attitudes for me, is the concept that each of us has his/her own slavery within.

Each with own fears, limitations, bad habits, a personal “narrow place”…

And in the same way, each has the freedom within.

and the constant challenge of which rules– Slavery or Freedom?…

It seems easier for slavery to rule, one can be passive and no need to do or act at all for it to exist especially in these times and culture of which I call “The system of slavery”.

The system of one person (the owner of the corporation) rules so many others for their own good, a system where the banks are educators of values, a system where a good person is the one with a clean credit score…

In order for FREEDOM to rule, we first must be aware and then act.

The action as I know it is a delicate balance between spiritual awareness and feelings of freedom, trusting the energy and the powers within and only then can we act on the “outside”, rebel and change the environment, the surrounding, the system…

I wish to inspire and bless you to find your freedom within.

Freedom to feel free and to feel free to do the positive changes needed to free all as one…

(ok, I said it in fewest words I can. Of course there is so much more to say: whats freedom? how do we reach within? is there a public transportation? (just joking) how do we change the system of slavery?  do we need a system? can we?…)

The way I choose to have my freedom is with constant checking in, with elevating so I can see the box from above (does it mean out of the box?) to be inspired and to inspire and always keep life ALIVE.

with gratitude and love.

So, when I invite you to my workshops, concerts or Mugical-Morocco, I don’t just sell you things but I offer to trade you a great deep inspirations and sometimes life changing experience, for few bucks.

I’m thinking of taking my kids with us to Morocco, learning of different places and cultures is a way of learning freedom

Want to bring your kids too?

We have few places available to join as to Morocco. You, your family and friends –act on it! Life is NOW (deadline is coming up)

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My friend and great Violinist Daniel Hoffman is working on this amazing project that will help him study and help the world to learn,

Support him.

Violin around the World

** Few places are still avail, register now for Mugical-Morocco !!!

It’s promised to change your life for the better…

(bring 5 friends and get a huge discount)

*Register for  Mugical-Morocco

Buy Now

Please SHARE Find us on Facebook

** Hand Drum classes, private and groups:Frame drum, doumbek, riq, shakere, conga, cajon, djimbe…

I have few open spots local in Santa Cruz, if interested.

mailto:dror@rhythmfusion.com

*The lineup at the Sacred Music Festival is Amazing

**My friends at the “Peace Boat” are collecting donations to support

Earthquake Emergency Relief

Keep Life ALIVE.
Dror Sinai

Want to be my friend on FB?

P.O. Box 3226
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95063

mailto:rhythm@rhythmfusion.com
www.drorsinai.com
www.rhythmfusion.com
www.zilzil.com

Feel free to reply, or call my cell 831/234-0619

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I Came back from Florida exhausted and satisfied.

Taught a Master Class “Rhythms from around the World” and

was a great experience working with all these beautiful people and great musicians and putting a concert together in one day…

“Babel/Ashkenaz: East and West in Sacred Jewish Music”

with Yair Dalal, Frank London, Emanuel Man and myself.

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Local classes+Florida + Morocco

“Do as Noah did and build an ark. “An ark” in Hebrew is teyva — which
means also “a word.” Your ark may be the words of meditation and of prayer. Enter into your ark, and let the waters lift you up, rather than drown you with everything else…” (daily dose)

So, when you trust enough to be “uplifted” it may mean you’re also light enough to be lifted on a camel for a night on the Sahara dunes?

** 5 places are still avail, register now for Mugical-Morocco !!!
It’s promised to change your life for the better…
(bring 5 friends and get a huge discount)
Last day for early price!!


Please SHARE FB

** Hand Drum classes, private and groups:Frame drum, doumbek, riq, shakere, conga, cajon, djimbe…
I have few open spots local in Santa Cruz, if interested.
mailto:dror@rhythmfusion.com

**Rock-Shabat, April 8- 418 project.6:30pm.

**I’m so lucky to be teaching & performing in Florida.
**April 4th, 12:50- “Rhythms from around the World”
Music dept. room 121, UFL.

**April 6&7 – Gainesville & Jacksonville, FL.
“Babel/Ashkenaz: East and West in Sacred Jewish Music”

Hope to have you all participate here or there…

*The lineup at the Sacred Music Festival is Amazing

Keep Life ALIVE.
Dror Sinai

Want to be my friend on FB?

P.O. Box 3226
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95063

mailto:rhythm@rhythmfusion.com
www.drorsinai.com
www.rhythmfusion.com
www.zilzil.com

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Frame drum Workshop & Concert, So. Ca.-Jan15/11

I’m feeling exited, honored and blessed to be playing with my friend and an amazing musician, Naser Musa in Southern Cal. this coming Sat. Jan 15,

I’ll be also facilitating “An Intro to Frame Drum” class for multi level students from beginners to more experienced.

I’ll share an overview of frame drums in the world,  ideas of how to hold the drums, creating basic notes, rhythms, music and fun…

Thank you Nancy Saahira for making it happen.

I’m looking forward to seeing and meeting many of you in So. Cal.

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“Rhythms from around the World”

A Time For Me @ Toro Park School

Invites all our Families and Friends to Join Us for

“Rhythms from Around the World”

With Dror Sinai

Tuesday, November 16th

4:30-6:00 pm

Plan on an exciting introduction to the ancient, and ever-changing world of percussion from around the globe. Various instruments will be introduced along with their cultural origins, uses, and contexts. To name a few: Frame drums of the Middle East, Bendir of Morocco, Riq, Doumbek, and Tabla of Egypt, Djembe of West Africa, Shakers, Rattles… Also covered are the origins and materials from which the instruments are made.  Art, culture, and demonstrations of traditional rhythms & songs.

Dror Sinai is an international performer, educator, 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 presented lectures, clinics, and workshops to diverse audiences, including Universities, schools, community gatherings, for both children and adults, and has taught both professionals and amateurs; he has been a featured instructor for Spectra of the Santa Cruz Arts Council.  Dror loves to share his joy of music with all people.

For our kids, and for the kids in us.

Reception with appetizers 4:30-5:00; Please see sign up list at desk if you would like to bring an appetizer!  For more information, contact Susan at (831) 484-2550.

***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”


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