Rhythm, Drumming & Dance

Why Drum? Feel free to add to this

Ten reasons I hand drum Egyptian style.

1) I love it!

2) I was lucky enough to meet Ibrahim el Minyawi and be inspired by his wonderful playing style. It is fluid, melodic, strong and expressive.

3) It is my favourite way to communicate with people. Much more fun than words!

4) It relaxes me.

5) It’s fun.

6) It gives my nervous system a break from thinking too much.

7) It is an intricate, beautiful and expressive tradition. Which you can use to express every possible human emotion.
8) It is a great instrument for playing with other musicians and dancers.

9) The drumming I have been lucky enough to learn through wonderful drummers here in Australia and in London (see My Training page for more information) is a rich and wonderful tradition which I believe is incredibly valuable to preserve and continue for future generations.

10) Somehow I have no choice. I am a drummer!

Click on comments below to add your reasons for drumming.

2 Responses to 'Why Drum? Feel free to add to this'

  1. on July 11th, 2007 at 11:07 am

    hi there,

    would love to go on your email list – annalise friend sent me the link to your site – looks great!


  2. Manthy said,

    on January 25th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Hi I have put you on the email list. Would be great to have a jam some time. Your site looks great too. Manthy

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