About Sam Nascimento
Sam (aka DJ Nas) is a pioneering Latin & world music percussionist & DJ. He hails from Arabic lineage & has lived in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait & France. He introduced & pioneered Latin & world music & events Australia-wide, & held many long-term residencies, touring with international Grammy award-winning artists, as well as world-famous Latin dancers. He has played to audiences of thousands on a regular basis.
Sam recently toured Egypt extensively to explore the rhythms & music of his ancestors. He has shifted his focus to Arabic drumming & musical production. He shares his deep knowledge of Arabic music & culture with new online resources & workshops.
Sam teaches participants how to play, understand, feel & integrate a variety of Arabic rhythms & nuances. His aim is to help dancers & drummers develop a stronger connection to the RHYTHMIC ESSENCE of Arabic & Afro-Arabic music. He also teachers Cuban Latin style percussion and offers weekly group darbuka lessons in Perth, at the Blue Lotus Room.