Rhythmic Essence - Arabic Drum & Dance

  • Welcome to Rhythmic Essence and our New studio in Perth, Western Australia - The Blue Lotus Room opening Feb 2022.
  • Discover the authentic art of Egyptian dance with A-Z Bellydance choreographer & Somatics Teacher, Keti Sharif. 
  • Learn to play Arabic drums with Percussionist Sam Nascimento, who has researched traditional & rare Arabic rhythms. Or venture into Latin percussion.
  • Join exciting live & online workshops for dancers & drummers. Bellydancers will enhance skills & drummers can learn to play percussion!

Egyptian Drum Dance Workshop Brisbane Sun 21 Nov 2021

  • 3 Hour Workshop intensive with Keti Sharif & Sam Abraham
  • Date: Sunday 21st November 2021

  • Time: 1pm-4pm (3 hours)
  • Venue: Maximo Dance Studio (upstairs)

  • Address: 30 Wellington Rd, Woollongabba, Brisbane, QLD

Musical Heart of Egypt

Sep-Oct 2022

  • Live Cultural Arts, Music & Dance Event with Keti Sharif & Sam Nascimento
  • Cairo : 26th Sep - 1st Oct 2022 (6 days)
    Red Sea: 2nd Oct - 4th Oct 2022 (3 days)
  • The Musical Heart is a unique event that culminates cultural arts, music, dance & drumming in Egypt, with skilled Egyptian artists. Guests Dr Randa Baligh (head Egyptologist, Cairo University) leads excursions & Farida Fahmy presents a rare seminar about her life in the original Reda Troupe.
  • Morning excursions include Museum, Giza Pyramids, Coptic Cairo & Islamic Cairo. Afternoon recitals highlight various traditional Egyptian genres; Sufi & Zikr, Saiidi, Baladi, Zaar, Classical & Bedouin styles. Expand your knowledge & skills with dance classes to LIVE music & daily percussion lessons. Wind down with fun cultural evening events with opportunities for participants to dance to LIVE music!  Join our Facebook Event group!

Arabic Drumming with Sam

  • Learn rhythms from across North Africa, the Gulf, Levant & more. Sam's special 2 hour intensive Arabic Drumming classes in Perth are located North & South. He also is available for private classes & group classes by request, including regional areas. Sam's teaching system is renowned for streamlining musicality, technique & skill, to get absolute beginners playing immediately. International students - ZOOM AVAILABLE! Stay in touch for upcoming events. Dates for Perth Intensives below.


Sat 18 Dec 2021

Cottesloe Civic Centre

    2 hour Arabic Darbuka & Dof Intensive


Sat 8 Jan 2022

Cottesloe Civic Centre

    2 hour Arabic Darbuka & Dof Intensive


Sun 30 Jan 2022

4 Rennington St Dianella

    2 hour Arabic Darbuka & Dof Intensive

Online Resources


40 Arabic Rhythms CD Resource Pack

40 Rhythms from Adani to Zorofat recorded in Egypt, with bonus Tabla Solo CD!  Downloadable $30 USD

Courses on Teachable - Online Bellydance & Drumming

Join Keti for bellydance classes or Drum with Sam on Teachable. See more, including NEW A-Z Bellydance 2022!

Learn to Play Arabic Darbuka with Sam!

Learn darbuka techniques & a variety of Arabic rhythms live or online. Easy step-by-step instruction. 

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