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Austin Belly Dance Convention Workshop: Introduction to Middle Eastern Music

Saturday, May 30: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Introduction to Middle Eastern Music

This workshop will serve as a brief introduction to Middle Eastern music. Topics will include instruments, rhythms, forms, maqam/makam (Arab and Turkish music theory), genres, and styles. Great for dancers wishing to learn more about music and context!  Participants will receive handouts including sheet music and other resource materials. 
Skill level: All.

Charlie Lockwood holds an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, where he played the 'ud in the UCSB Middle East Ensemble, directed by Dr. Scott Marcus. Charlie has performed, studied, and taught a wide array of music and cultural traditions, and now performs in Austin with the world fusion group Atlas Maior. He has toured Egypt and Turkey and in 2013-2014 taught beginning ‘ud lessons at UT Austin for the Bereket Middle East Ensemble.

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For over ten years, on the last weekend of May, the ABDC has generated a milieu of inspiring performances, instruction, and remarkable products from the international, national, and local belly dance community. Increase your professional and personal development by networking, educating, or learning more about the belly dancing world. It’s your world. Now thrive!  The ABDC 2015 features Zahra Zuhair and April Rose.  
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