Rhythmic Essence; Authentic Arabic Drum & Dance

  • Welcome to Rhythmic Essence and our New studio in Perth, Western Australia - The Blue Lotus Room has opened. Learn Arabic Bellydance & Percussion!
  • Discover authentic Egyptian dance arts with A-Z Bellydance choreographer, Keti Sharif. Fun performance opportunities! 
  • Learn Arabic drumming or Latin percussion with Sam Nascimento. Opportunities to join the Blue Lotus Drumming Ensemble. Join exciting workshops & events for dancers & drummers!


Raqs'n'Rhythms Workshop SINGAPORE May 22nd, 2022

    Dancers, be guided through a myriad of 20 exciting Egyptian & North African Rhythms played LIVE by Sam Nascimento, and practice NEW Bellydance moves with Keti Sharif. A fun experience where you will gain insight into a great variety of fresh versions of the Rhythms of the East plus Keti's dynamic Bellydance techniques with a modern twist.

    Time: 7pm-9pm (two hours)
    Cost: $75 (Singapore Dollars)
    Venue: Bolly Dance Studio, 261 Waterloo St, #01-12 Waterloo Centre, Singapore

    Please Pre-Book online below. Bookings are essential!
    Join the Facebook event group.


Apr-May Courses @ Blue Lotus Room, Morley

    Mon 6:30pm Arabic Drumming w/Sam
    Mon 7:30pm A-Z Bellydance/Live Drums (Keti & Sam)
    Wed 6:30pm Egyptian Bellydance Drills (Keti & Sam) ZOOM option
    Sat 8am Modern Bellydance (Keti) ZOOM option
    Sat 12noon Arabic Drumming w/Sam (Cottesloe)
    Sat 2pm Sensual Veil Bellydance (Keti)
    Sun 10am Beginner's Darbuka COURSE (Sam) ZOOM option
    Dates and bookings are all on www.bluelotusroom.com


Egyptian Elements weekend with LIVE Arabic Music 15-17 July

  • Join us for an exciting weekend of Egyptian dance, rhythms, performances & cultural artistry at The BLUE LOTUS ROOM in Morley, Western Australia.  
  • A weekend of Egyptian Dance, Music & Drumming workshops through the lens of the ELEMENTS - Air, Fire, Water & Earth.
  • Evening recital and party with Egyptian musicians
  • Individual tickets or book full pass with Earlybird discount!


Musical Heart of Egypt

Egypt Tour Sep-Oct 2022

  • Live Cultural Arts, Music & Dance Event with Keti Sharif & Sam Nascimento
    Featuring LIVE Egyptian music & special guests Farida Fahmy & Aida Nour!
  • 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!

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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