The Rabbani Project Present:
An interactive full day workshop exploring the history and tradition of The Drums, the Voice and The Muslim Woman within Islam. Followed by a Panel Discussion with Muslim Female Performers,.
10:30am till 2:30pm
African Djembe Workshop
(Drums, Materials and Lunch are included)
2:30pm till 4:00pm
TALK: WHEN THE DRUMMERS WERE WOMEN
Inspired by the title of Layne Redmond’s book ‘When the Women were Drummers’, we will open up an intimate panel discussion exploring drumming and singing traditions from cultures around the Muslim World. We will discuss the controversy and view of female singers in today’s Muslim Community as well as look at what Muslim women can do to revive platforms for the female arts.
USTADHA ZAYNAB JAMES
RABIAH MALI( Pearls of Islam)
Rabiah is one half of the acoustic duo Pearls of Islam who have been performing for over a decade. They are one of the pioneers when it comes to Muslim Female Nasheed groups in the UK. They have always emphasized the importance of teaching other women to pick up the drum and use their voices to praise Allah (swt). In 2010 they set up their drumming school toteach and encourage women and children to play the drum and learn English and Arabic nasheeds. The Pearls draw from different traditions and have used their Caribbean heritage to add a twist to their drumming style and performances.
ROBINA DIN ( Mystic Beats)
Robina Is a Professional Nasheed and Daff Instructor based in Nottingham with over 12 years experience. She is dedicated to and passionate about teaching the Ummah to fall in love with Allah (swt) and His Beloved (saw) in a melodious and fun way! She teaches a range of Nasheeds in English, Arabic and Urdu.
Workshop and Talk: £30*/£40
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The Ladies of Light Workshop series provides courses, lessons, seminars, taster sessions for women by women.Each session is a means to discover more about our femininity, our religion and how we can use these tools to increase our connection with the Divine