Chas Whitaker

Chas Whitaker has been learning, performing and teaching Arabic percussion for around 15 years. He uses the term 'Arabic' in a generic sense to cover a wide area where similar styles, rhythms, technique and drums are found. i.e North Africa, the Middle East, the Arabian Gulf and some Mediterranean countries. Visits to Morocco, Turkey, Egypt and Israel have been inspirational in learning more about the drums and the cultural background of the music. 

Chas will introduce the correct playing techniques and introduce the commonly found rhythms of the Middle East, across a variety of Arabic percussion instruments including frame drums, the goblet shaped darabuka and metal castanets. These workshops are open to all levels.

Year Contributions
2017 Arabic Percussion Workshops
2016 Arabic Percussion Workshops

Find out more

Follow Chas at http://www.arabicdrum.co.uk/