The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Archive for December 2015

Allah is in the Room

December 25, 2015

The Hayallah is a classic 8/4 rhythm that probably originates in Persia. There is a lot of contemporary speculation about the exact origin of this rhythm, (and well, any rhythm to be honest…) but it is basically agreed that Hayallah was orginally used in Sufi rituals and meditations. You can decide for yourself if that […]

The Sacred Space of the Stage

December 19, 2015

I firmly believe that the stage is a sacred space, where artists share their emotions, their passion, their work, and their very humanity with the audience, and strive for connection, acceptance, and understanding. Our “Western Culture” hates those who are “not normal”, so every artist (EVERY artist) has had to deal with the shame of […]

Oh Yeah, The Blog!

December 16, 2015

In my wildest dreams it simply never occurred to me that it would be seen by ANYONE, at all.