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Middle East Drum Circle with Rowan Storm

Event Details
Jan 18 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Suggested donation $10 for one circle, $15 for two
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
Between La Cienega & Fairfax
Street parking.
get into Middle Eastern percussion at the Levantine!

Come participate in a dynamic Middle East rhythm and drum circle, facilitated by Rowan Storm, Saturday from 1:30 -3:30 pm, Jan. 18, 2013 (repeats on Feb. 8 and March 15, 2014). Beginners welcome.

New Middle East Drum Circle Launches Oct. 12

Event Details
Oct 12 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Suggestion donation $10
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035-2657
Between La Cienega and Fairfax
ample street parking
The Levantine Cultural Center presents a new Middle East rhythm and drum circle, facilitated by Rowan Storm,  Saturdays from 1:30 -3:30 pm on the following dates: 12 October 2013, 16 November 2013, 14 December 2013. Beginners welcome. For all ages. Family friendly. Various hand drums and percussion provided, or bring your own!

The Levantine Cultural Center is located at 5998 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035-2657, Reservations 323.413.2001 or just show up!

Suggested contribution: Part One ~ Basic Lesson: $10. Part Two ~ Rhythm Circle: $10. Suggested contribution for both Parts: $15

Grab a drum and join the fun!

Watercolor classes to "Paint Your Guts Out!"

classes run September 23-December 8, 2013

Whether you have some, little or no experience as an artist, Paint Your Guts Out! classes with artist G. Montine Blank are all about art-making and creative expression in workshops designed to help you discover how to easily access your creative flow, remove blocks and allow you to work spontaneously from the "zone." Paint Your Guts Out!© classes and workshops have been delivered to hundreds of individuals and private groups for enlightenment and inspiration since 2001. Testimonials.

Upcoming Classes are "Intuitive Watercolor Basics," 3 or 6 week series, Sep-Dec 2013; and "HeARTful Visionboard" series, 3 Sundays, Oct 2013. Take advantage of a special Levantine discount code, iArtLife2013, and save 20% off. Intuitive Watercolors series starts at $195. Manifest Artfully Visionboarding is $225. Register for classes online here, or call 323.413.2001 to register by phone. More info.

New Bellydance & Arabic Folklore Dance Classes, with Aubre Hill

Mondays in March starting the 4th and again on Mondays in April

Join International Dance Artist Aubre Hill for lessons in Arab Folk Dance and Bellydance on Mondays at the LCC. Drop-in for one class, or buy a discounted 4-pack of classes and develop your dancing skills while having fun. Classes run in 4-week sequences. This series runs March 4th-March 25th.

Arabic Folkdance, Mondays 6:00-7:00pm 

Learn the diverse & colorful folk dances from around the Arab World, while enjoying regional music & movement variations. For the month of March, Aubre will focus on folkdances from Egypt especially Saidi including assaya (stick) dancing. Giving historical & cultural context while having fun, join Aubre every Monday 6:00-7:00pm. All ages and levels welcome.

Everyday Arabic, Conversational Classes for Busy People

Seeking a way to improve quicker and for a lower price?
Call us at 310.657.5511 to sign up for advanced conversation classes.


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Why Study Arabic?

A gulf of misunderstanding and suspicion can be bridged by learning the Arabic language

By Frieda Becker

This past August, according to a CNN report, Nicholas George, a senior at Pomona College, was detained at the Philadelphia International Airport after the Transportation Security Administration found Arabic flashcards in his belongings. In February, George filed suit in federal court against the TSA, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the FBI for civil rights violations. This is not the first time a person has been profiled at an airport for carrying items written in Arabic and it will not be the last.

Creative Writing Classes, Saturdays at Levantine Cultural Center

Levantine Cultural Center in association with The Writing Studio offers ongoing classes in creative writing, autobiography, memoir and fiction, with Elana Golden.

Every Saturday except the 4th Saturday in the month.

Class can be joined at any time. Sign up for a set of four classes.


Doumbek (Arabic Drumming) Classes, Tuesday Nights

Doumbek Classes with Donavon at the Levantine Cultural Center

Learn Arabic Drumming at Levantine Cultural Center

When: Every Tuesday night (join anytime)

Intermediate: 8:00 - 9:15 pm

Beginning: Will be offered if there is significant interest. Please contact the center if you would be interested in beginning lessons.

Where: Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd. (one block east of Crescent Heights)
Los Angeles CA 90035

Come and join us as we learn the fundamentals of one of the most dynamic and exciting drums on earth…the Middle Eastern doumbek!