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Keeping Drum & Dance Alive with Issam Houshan- October 20th -22nd 2017

The union of a musician and a dancer combined with the music and movement to create a seamless artistic expression of oneness is the essence of dance. The union between a percussionist and dancer is the ultimate manifestation of such a union. Issam Houshan needs no introduction in the dance and percussion community and we all know his bio and history off by heart. But he is one these rare talents in the world that does exactly that. 
As an accompanist...... Known worldwide as the Wassan Pharaoun (King of the Drum) he becomes so engaged with the dancer and creates magic with her and for her without thought to his own self. It’s this connection to the dancer that is the essence of his success and why he is such a sought after percussionist all over the world by composers, musicians and dancers alike. It is the merging of individual ego and talent and a development of mutual respect with an identical goal that few musicians ever master fully. 
As a drumming instructor..... No aspiring drummer or even accomplished drummer could ask for an instructor with more knowledge, skill and patience sharing his talent and knowledge of Arab Rhythms to students. His follow-up after workshops or classes makes his students feel special and know that he is truly invested in their success.
Classes that are on offer:
Drum Solo One on One 1 hour
Drum Solo One on One for the 1st timer 1 hour (All levels)
Group Doumbek/Darbouka/Tabla workshop 2 hours
Private Drumming classes 1 hour (All levels)
Weekend will end on Sunday afternoon with a Hafla to assist any of the dancers that are taking class with him but work on Saturday nights to have the opportunity to dancer with his live accompaniment.