Middle Eastern Music - Arabic Classical and Folkloric -
Turkish Classical and Roman - Original Compositions -
Tribal Dance - Moroccan, Magrebi and Muwashahat

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Calendar updated on May 27, 2017


Welcome to Helm's main Calendar page for 2017. Provided is a quick glance at part of our public schedule of performances and workshops. For more details, visit the individual pages :

Jan - Apr | May - Aug | Sept - Dec

Mar 11 - Saturday - Workshops at Desert Dream Dance Studio, 1025 Water Street, Santa Cruz Both Ling Shien and Mark will be teaching workshops on finger cymbals and percussion. Central focus will be a "drum solo" composition and choreography for both.

May 7, Jun 4, Nov 5, Dec 3 Sundays - El Morocco Restaurant, 2203 Morello Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA Al Azifoon & Helm will be playing. Start time 6:30pm; ph# 925-671-0132 for reservations

June 3 Sat at House of Inanna, Spindrift Dance, 42 Race ST, San Jose, CA Helm will be giving a workshop from 1-3 pm. Identify and learn Middle Eastern rhythms through drilling, call and response and movement. Emphasis on rhythms used in ATSĀ®. Contact Petra Pino to register.

Jul 28 - Aug 5Lark in the Morning Music Camp - Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino, CA - - Mark will be on staff teaching Middle Eastern Percussion. Middle Eastern music instructors include Sinan Erdemsel and Wael Kakish. Details: www.larkcamp.com

Aug 12-13 at Salt City Studio, 1321 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106 - Sponsored by Melody Bustillos and September Shahravar, Hafla on the 12th and workshops on the 13th. Private lessons available on the 12th. For more details, click here