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WHICH I AM INVOLVED IN.

Belly Dance Workshops with Carmen Jones and Chas Whitaker

BACK TO BASICS. Level - Beginners

An Introduction to Belly Dance for beginners. We will explore all the basic movements and techniques. You will gain understanding of the close connection between movement and music. You will complete a simple choreography !
10.30 - 12.30
£35

DANCING TO 'LIVE' ARABIC DRUM RHYTHMS.
Accompanied by Chas Whitaker on Middle Eastern percussion. You will understand and recognise the basic Middle Eastern drum rhythms and how to dance to them. Opportunity to play the drum too. Understanding how it feels to play for the dancer as well as dance. Chas will explain the language of the drum !
14.00 - 16-00
£35

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MIDEASTFEST 2017

2nd June - 4th June

CAMERTON, Nr BATH

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DRUM CAMP 2017

6th July - 9th July

Nr. Bungay, Suffolk

About Drum Camp

Drum Camp is an established and unique world music festival. Each event taking you on a musical journey around the world, celebrating our most ancient rhythmic traditions with the most modern and cutting edge grooves and beats.
An annual event, since 1996, for all those who feel the power of the drum, and for those who dance to it.

Every event presents a stunning line-up of artists from the African Continent, Latin America, Indian Sub Continent, Middle East, Europe, USA and Australia.

During the day our workshop programme offers you an amazing weekend of global percussion, dance and singing workshops.

Superb live concert performances across four nights, daily global traders market, fine food and drink, therapy zone and children’s workshops and activities, all go into making this event a most friendly and relaxed space to be truly inspired within an eclectic mix of people, music, and dance traditions from around the world.

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    WHAT - MAZAJ DUO PLAY GERMANY - MAZAJ DUO play a special concert in Germany.
    WHEN - 4th January, 2014. 7.30pm - 11.00 pm
    WHERE - Pelmkestraße 14, 58089 Hagen, Germany
    COST - 9 Euro.
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    WHAT - MAZAJ DUO support HAGAI BILITZKY. - MAZAJ DUO will accompany Bassist HAGAI BILITZKY performing classic pieces from across the Middle East.
    WHEN - 8th February, 2014. 8 p.m.
    WHERE - Silk Mill Gallery, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1PT
    COST - £8.00 Advance / £10.00 Door. To advance book click HERE
    FURTHER INFORMATION - Click HERE
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    WHAT - INTERNATIONAL FETHIYE WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL - SOUK BAB EL LOUK. Souk Bab el Louk play at this festival of world music .
    WHEN - 09th May – 11th May 2013.
    WHERE - Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey.
    COST - Free.
    FURTHER INFORMATION - Click HERE

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    Photos Of Souk Bab el Louk performing at Fethyie World Music Festival and their performance on Turkish T.V.




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    WHAT - MAZAJ DUO and CARMEN JONES - MOVES and MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE EAST WORKSHOPS / PERFORMANCE. - MAZAJ DUO and Carmen Jones teach drumming and dancing workshops with live music accompaniment from Maren who will give a Seminar on Mid East Music. They will perform later on at the Egypt to Africa show later in the evening. ( Please visit HERE for detailed information )
    WHEN - 5th July, 2014. 12.00pm - 11.00 pm ( Please visit HERE for detailed information )
    WHERE - Groundlings Theatre Company, 42 Kent Street, Portsea,, Hampshire, PO1 3BS
    COST - Click HERE.
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    WHAT - MIDEASTFEST. - Workshops and Performances from some of the best teachers of Middle Eastern, Arabic, Turkish, Near Eastern, music, song, percussion and dance.
    WHEN - 29th - 31st August, 2014.
    WHERE - Camerton Community Hall Meadgate, Camerton, Bath, Somerset BA2 0NL.
    COST - Click HERE.
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    WHAT - MAZAJ DUO PLAY UNDERGROUND IN DECHENHÖHLE CAVE - MAZAJ DUO play underground in this amazing limestone cave complex.
    WHEN - 31st October, 2014. 7.30 p.m.
    WHERE - Dechenhöhle 5, 58644 Iserlohn, Germany.
    COST - €18.00
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WHAT - ARAB/ LATIN CHRISTMAS PARTY - Souk Bab el Louk play at this great evening of Oriental and Latin entertainment.
WHEN - 6th December, 2013. 7.30pm - 11.00 pm
WHERE - St.James's Memorial Hall Lower Borough Walls Bath BA1 1QR
COST - Advance: £15.00. Door: £16.00. Concessions £12.00.
FURTHER INFORMATION - Click HERE
WHAT - MAZAJ DUO PLAY GERMANY - MAZAJ DUO play a special concert in Germany.
WHEN - 29th December, 2013. 7.30pm - 11.00 pm
WHERE - Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Eppenhauserstr. 152 58093 Hagen, Germany.
COST - T.B.C..
FURTHER INFORMATION - Click HERE

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

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WHAT - MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE, PERCUSSION AND MUSIC HOLIDAY IN TURKEY. - with Chas Whitaker, Maren Lueg, Carmen Jones.
WHEN - 23rd of September - 30th of September 2013.
WHERE - AT THE LAZY LIZARD BOUTIQUE-HOTEL, Uzunyurt (Faralya) near Oludeniz. Situated in a stunning Boutique Hotel in one of the most beautiful parts of the Southern Turkish Mediterranean coastline.
COST - See HERE
FURTHER INFORMATION -HERE and a video HERE

AUGUST EVENTS

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WHAT - ARABIC AND TURKISH DRUM WORKSHOPS BATH FOLK FESTIVAL - WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES.
WHEN - 17TH AUGUST, .11am – 2pm
WHERE - Beechen Cliff School Alexandra Park, Kipling Ave, Bath, BA2 4RE
COST - £20.00
FURTHER INFORMATION -HERE
WHAT - MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL - WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES.
WHEN - 23rd - 26th August.
WHERE - Camerton.
COST - See HERE
FURTHER INFORMATION -HERE

JULY EVENTS

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WHAT -DRUM CAMP FESTIVAL - Chas will be teaching workshops again at this amazing festival of Drum and Dance from around the world..
WHEN - 4th - 7th July.
WHERE - Bungay, Suffolk.
COST - See HERE
FURTHER INFORMATION -HERE
WHAT - WOMAD PRESENTS FARRAH AT SHERSTON - Farrah are MAZAJ ( Chas, Maren and Russell ) with Egyptian singer Merit Ariane Stepahanos, and Lebanese Debka dancers Alia Alzougbia and Algerian / Italian Jamila Boughelaf who will present a performance with the students of various primary and secondary schools from Malmesbury as warm up performance before they open the WOMAD festival.
WHEN - 9th July.
WHERE - Sherston Village Hall, Malmesbury, SN16 0LQ
COST - £5.00 / £3.00 children under 16
FURTHER INFORMATION -Sherston Post Office or call 01666840348
WHAT - WOMAD MALMESBURY SCHOOL PROJECT 2013 WITH FARAH - Farrah are MAZAJ ( Chas, Maren and Russell ) with Egyptian singer Merit Ariane Stepahanos, and Lebanese Debka dancers Alia Alzougbia and Algerian / Italian Jamila Boughelaf who will present a performance with the students of various primary and secondary schools from Malmesbury to open the WOMAD festival on the Main Stage.
WHEN - 25h July. 7 -8 p.m.
WHERE - Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9DG
COST - See Official Website.
FURTHER INFORMATION -See Official Website.

JUNE EVENTS

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WHAT - ARABIAN ODYSSEY - SONG, MUSIC AND DANCE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST - MAZAJ QUARTET with very special guest singer MERIT ARIANE STEPHANOS plus dancers.
WHEN - Wednesday, June 5, 2013. 7:30pm Event Starts: 8:00pm Event Ends: 10:30pm
WHERE - St.James's Memorial Hall Lower Borough Walls Bath BA1 1QR
COST - £12.00 Door: £14.00.
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WHAT - THE BIKE SHED THEATRE - MAZAJ.
WHEN - 14th June 2013. 10.00 p.m. - 11.30 p.m..
WHERE - 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT.
COST - £1.00
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WHAT - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL - SOUK BAB EL LOUK with guest Turkish singer Sevilay Turlington tour the Green Futures Field at the best festival on the planet.
WHEN - 26th June 2013. - TOAD HALL in the GREEN FUTURES FIELD - 10.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m.
27th June 2013. - SMALL WORLD STAGE in the GREEN FUTURES FIELD - 12.00 p.m - 1.00 p.m.
28th June 2013.
- TADPOLE STAGE in the GREEN FUTURES FIELD - 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
WHERE - Glastonbury Festival, Pilton..
COST - FREE for ticket holders.
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MAY EVENTS

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WHAT - INTERNATIONAL FETHIYE WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL - MAZAJ DUO. Mazaj Duo play at this festival of world music .
WHEN - 03th May – 8th May 2013.
WHERE - Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey.
COST - Free.
FURTHER INFORMATION - Click HERE
WHAT - BRISTOL CITY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY - MAZAJ DUO with CARMEN. Mazaj Duo play at the Museums At Night event, Pharaoh: King of Egypt - This exhibition features highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of ancient Egyptian objects.
WHEN - 16th May 2013. 5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m..
WHERE - Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery Queens Road, Bristol,
COST - Free with entrance price - see poster.
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WHAT - PALESTINIAN GARDEN PARTY - MAZAJ DUO - Mazaj Trio play at this fantastic Palestinian Garden Party in the beautiful grounds of Clavey's Farm at Mells.
WHEN - 25th May 2013. 2.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m..
WHERE - Clavey's Farm, Mells BA11 3QP,
COST - £15/£10 concessions / £7.50 kids, under' 5s free; family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids under 15) £30., INCLUDING delicious middle-eastern food. Tickets in advance only from Frome Wholefoods, Cheap St, Frome, or by post from Fleur Kelly, Clavey's Farm, Mells BA11 3QP. Cheques made out to Frome Friends of Palestine.
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WHAT - CHAS TEACHING AT SUNRISE FESTIVAL - MAZAJ DUO - Introduction to Middle Eastern Rhythms
Using traditional Middle Eastern drums (provided) we will learn some of the commonly used rhythms from across the Middle East and play them in context with various Middle Eastern songs played by Maren Lueg.
WHEN - 30th May - 1st June 2013. ( Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Tribe of Doris - Cultural Crossroads )
WHERE - Thoulstone Park, Chapmanslade, near Westbury and Frome, BA13 4AQ.
COST - Click HERE.
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APRIL EVENTS

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WHAT - BATH SPA DIVER-CITY FESTIVAL - Mazaj Duo Perform With Carmen Jones At Bath Spas's 1Sr Multicultural Festival.
WHEN - 19th April 2013. 3pm. - 7pm.
WHERE - Bath Spa University,Newton Park, Bath, BA2 9BN.
COST - FREE
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WHAT - ORIENTAL RUGS OF BATH - Mazaj Duo play in this fascinating Oriental Rug Shop.
WHEN - 20th April 2013. 2pm. - 5pm.
WHERE - 15 Argyle Street, Bath.
COST - FREE
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WHAT - KAYA CONNECTIONS - Mazaj Duo play at Cultural Connections which is an annual celebration of literature, film, art, music, dance and food in Turkey.
WHEN - 28th April 2013. 7 pm onwards..
WHERE - Kayaköy, Turkey..
COST - FREE
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MARCH EVENTS

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WHAT - MAJMA DANCE FESTIVAL - SOUK BAB EL LOUK play at this legendary Dance Festival.
WHEN - 2nd March 2013. 10 p.m.
WHERE - St Dunstan's Community School and Arts College, Wells Rd, Glastonbury, BA6 9BY.
COST - £18.00 adv. £22.00 on the door. Entitles you to the whole evening's entertainment.
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WHAT - MAJMA DANCE FESTIVAL - FASCINATING RHYTHMS WORKSHOP WITH CHAS.

Learn to play popular Middle Eastern songs from the ground up - starting with the beat. Performing along to several classic numbers, this workshop not only benefits drummers but dancers who wish to understand more about Middle Eastern rhythms and the songs they dance to .

WHEN - 3rd March 2013. 12 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE - GLASTONBURY TOWN HALL, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset., BA6 9EL
COST - £25.00 ( If not paying for whole weekend ticket )
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WHAT - BRISTOL CITY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY - MAZAJ DUO with CARMEN. Mazaj Duo play the opening night of: Pharaoh: King of Egypt - This exhibition features highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of ancient Egyptian objects.
WHEN - 15th March 2013. 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
WHERE - Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery Queens Road, Bristol,
COST - GUEST LIST ONLY - please see May 16th for a public event.
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WHAT - SOMERVILLE CLUB - MAZAJ DUO with CARMEN.

Mazaj Duo play music from around the Middle East using traditional instruments. Carmen will be dancing and you are welcome to join in - bring a hip scarf or shimmy belt - some will be provided.


WHEN - 16th March 2013. 8 p.m. - 10.30 p.m..
WHERE - 23 Sommerville Road, St. Andrews, BristolL
COST - FREE !!
FURTHER INFORMATION - Sorry they have no website.

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DECEMBER EVENTS

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WHAT - MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC AND DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA - Mazaj Duo and Souk Bab el Louk play at this great evening of Oriental entertainment.
WHEN - 8th December, 2012. 7.30pm - 11.00 pm
WHERE - St.James's Memorial Hall Lower Borough Walls Bath BA1 1QR
COST - Advance: £15.00 Door: £16.00 Concessions £12.00.
FURTHER INFORMATION - Click HERE
WHAT - ORIENTAL RUGS OF BATH - Mazaj Duo play in this fascinating Oriental Rug Shop.
WHEN - 20th December, 2012. 2pm. onwards.
WHERE - 15 Argyle Street, Bath.
COST - FREE
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NOVEMBER EVENTS

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WHAT - LIQUID SOUND FESTIVAL - Mazaj Duo play at this incredible festival of sound inside a Thermal Spa.
WHEN - 3rd - 4th November 2012.
WHERE - Toskana Therme Bad Orb. Horststraße 1 63619 Bad Orb.
COST - Click HERE
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WHAT - SOUK BAB EL LOUK AT THE GREEN PARK TAVERN - An evening of music and dance form the Middle East and Turkey.
WHEN - 16th November 2012.
WHERE - Green Park Tavern, 44-45 Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3BD.
COST - £5.00 Advance / £6.00 Door
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