About Dror

Dror Sinai


Dror Sinai is an international performer, educator, and performing artist, as well as the Founder of RHYTHM FUSION, Inc. in Santa Cruz, California. 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, Alessandra Belloni…

Dror has presented lectures, clinics, and workshops to diverse audiences, including Universities, schools, community gatherings, adults and children, and has taught both professionals and amateurs; he has been a featured instructor for Spectra of the Santa Cruz Arts Council, and at clinics during PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention). Has been working for world peace as a way of life and taught and performed on the “Peace Boat” as well as at The World Sacred Music Festival, Fes, Morocco ’09 . Dror also curated the Israeli Musical Instruments exhibit at the MIM-Musical Instruments Museum Today he also leads musical and cultural explorations in bringing tour groups to Morocco (www.Mugical-Morocco.com) Dror loves to share his joy of music with all people. His expertise and his warm, joyful approach will help put music-lovers of every experience-level at ease, inspiring a path to musical expression…

“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: all people as one.” ~ Dror Sinai

For our kids, for the kids in us, for harmony, for social and community activities, for self-empowerment, for amateurs, for professionals, for music, for therapy, for the Spirit, and fun! ~With Rhythms of Harmony~ Now scheduling. Please see the reverse side for a list of lectures, clinics, workshops, and performances. Contact Rhythm Fusion for fees and available dates. Rhythm Fusion, Inc. P.O. Box 3226 Santa Cruz, CA 95063 Telephone (831) 234-0619 Email HYPERLINK “mailto:dror@rhythmfusion.com” www.drorsinai.com Dror Sinai is available to conduct the following lectures, clinics, workshops, residencies, demonstrations, and performances: “Rhythms from Around the World” (45 minutes to 2 hours) Dror’s most popular lecture/performance, this is an introduction to the exciting, ancient, and ever-changing world of percussion from around the world.

Various instruments are introduced along with their cultural origins, uses, and contexts. To name 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, materials from which the instruments are made, art and culture, and demonstrations of traditional rhythms & songs. “Introduction to Hand Drums” (1½-2 hours per instrument) This workshop can be taught as a series or each drum can be explored on its own. The instruments include Frame Drum, Riq (Egyptian Tambourine), Doumbek (Middle-Eastern Hand Drum), Djembe (West African Drum), and Shakeree (Gourd). For each type of drum, Dror explores each instruments’ geographic and cultural origins, comparison of materials and shapes, care and tuning, and the most natural (ergonomic) body and hand positioning for healthy playing.

Participants will learn to create a variety of sounds, open themselves to the concepts of rhythm, find their own personal rhythms, and communicate with others. Perfect for those who want to have some direction and guidance in learning to play a variety of hand drums, or those who want to fine-tune their playing and communicate musically. Also, teaching privately each of these instruments and more: Frame drums, riq, doumbek, shakere, bongo, conga, cajon. “Idiot of the Village” (1/2 hour to 2 hours) In this one-of-a-kind gathering, the amazing variety of body and voice expressions are explored. Using natural rhythm, pace, voice, body, and a celebration of the simple yet profound joy of music, the group is led in a dynamic symphony of movement, percussive sounds, and pulse of life. This gathering shows that one does not have to be “schooled” to participate in celebrating the excitement of group music and fun-making…much fun! “Drum Circle” (1/2 hour to 2 hours) There are many possible variations on this theme, but what ties them all together is the aspect of participation.

Dror creates an inviting, open, and warm atmosphere for those who wish to explore and experience percussive music in a group setting. This is perfect for team building; groups wanting to connect deeply through music, share a unique and joyful experience, or simply get to know each other through percussion. Dror facilitates the groups’ cohesion and journey and is an inspirational, warm leader. Specialty Performances Dror, who has performed internationally and with many world-renowned artists, is also available for special performances, either as a solo artist or as the coordinator of an ensemble. He can put together a variety of groups: Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Caribbean, Latin, West African, Samba, and more. Please contact us to inquire about available dates.

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