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Live darbuka workshop on Darbuka Village!

What the heck is Darbuka village! i hear you say?
Darbuka Village! is a new channel on a wonderful website called ustream.tv.
Ustream.tv is free to join and allows people to broadcast live to their viewers. The audience can also communicate using the chat stream placed next to the video box. It is a very cool concept!

Enter Darbuka Village! With the shows first broadcast going live on the 1st of October 2009 many more awesome shows are planned to continue. Everything from live drumming workshops for Darbuka and frame drum to live performances of some wonderful musicians from my hometown.
And just when you thought you had a good excuse not to go out tonight, the gig comes to your lounge room!!

Next scheduled show: Thursday October 1st- 7:30pm (Eastern USA Time)
Show: Live Darbuka workshop with Matt Stonehouse from 'Fingers of Fury.'
Running time: 2 Hours
To join visit: www.ustream.tv
You can find Darbuka Village here: www.ustream.tv/channel/darbuka

This workshop will cover many aspects of playing the Darbuka. All level are welcome and all levels will be covered!
This is the first of its kind and is bound to be a fantastic event...don't miss out! (You can even RSVP @
Darbuka Village!)

This is the grand opening of Darbuka Village! so bring your drum and join us!
The workshop is also doubling as a benefit gig to raise funds for the making of a new documentary called 'The Beaten Track' which is about the Darbuka and other Arabic drums. You will be able to make a donation during the workshop through PayPal. 

Put it in your diary and see you all there!
For those that can not attend becouse of the time difficulty- Fear not friends, i will run another workshop to suit the time of your country. Stay tuned...