The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Archive for the ‘Belly Dance’ Category

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 […]

Making an Album.

June 21, 2012

In short, we are now busy in pre-production and fund raising for our first album. Please, take a look at the Kickstarter link. Any and all support is greatly appreciated, even if that support is simply passing the word, and wishing us the best of luck. The Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/charlesofthetwisted/the-drummers-of-twisted-gypsy-our-first-album

Searching for Chobi

April 3, 2012

Every so often I go on a journey, and search for Chobi. Chobi is a rhythm, often spoken of, and almost never agreed upon by any two sources.  There seem to be almost as many “real” Chobi as there are drummers. And, there are perfectly natural reasons for that. To the best of my knowledge, […]

Gig: November 14, 2009

November 18, 2009

The dancers and the drummers performed at a local Belly Dance Variety Show known as Cabaret Beledy.  It is an ongoing show, having run bi-annually for ten years now, with many, many very talented dancers and musicians performing through out the years.  It is especially popular with the local belly dance community, and is often […]

Gig: October 10, 2009

October 19, 2009

On Saturday we awoke only slightly hung over, and only slightly sore.   Some ibuprofen, orange juice and a breakfast pasty or two solved those issues and helped us to face our strenuous day. And by strenuous I mean: we mostly just hung around our camp. We did a little bit of jamming, but for the […]