Among the sounds heard in A Carpet Concert will be vocals, oud, frame drums, clarinet, duduk and more, with Middle Eastern dance by Far'ha.
A Carpet Concert, May 24, 2011, 7:30 pm, featuring Rowan Storm, Naser Musa, Souren Baronian, Jim Grippo and Far'ha. Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90035. Price $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. Bring a cushion for sitting on the carpeted floor. Space limited, RSVPs 310.657.5511.
For photos, interviews, or more information, contact Vanessa Pimienta, 310.657.5511.
About Rowan Storm
With more than 25 years of experience with cultures and drumming of the Middle East and Mediterranean, Rowan Storm is recognized internationally as a performer and educator. With a parallel study of brain function and wellness, Rowan is pioneering the symmetrical frame drum position. The shallow depth of Rowan's Frame Drum designs enables both hands to play all the strokes, while holding the drum equally with both hands. As the non-dominant hand is called into action, the rational is harmonized with the intuitive, and startling new sources of creativity are unleashed.
Throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, Rowan has studied and performed with some of the greatest masters of Middle Eastern music. Maintaining a full international concert and workshop schedule, Rowan plays and teaches a wide vocabulary of drumming styles, and sings in several languages. Based on walking, Rowan's teaching method connects us deeply with our innate rhythmical nature while promoting balance between both brain hemispheres.
About the Levantine Cultural Center
Founded in 2001, the Levantine Cultural Center champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa, by presenting arts and educational programs that bridge political and religious divides. With activities based in Southern California, as well as a strong online presence that includes the Levantine Review, Radio Al-Fareed and Radio Tabbouli, the center reaches out to Americans and brings the Arab/Muslim closer into focus. The center partners with many interfaith and international initiatives.