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Welcome to High Sierra Hafla and Workshops
Located at Stockton Family Camp near Kirkwood, CA on Hwy. 88.
Saturday, August 14, 2020
Hafla 8 PM
Live music by instructors and Gypsy Flair, performances by Natalie and Asia, sign-ups for other dancers.
Meals Saturday prepared with Lotus Mediterranean of Stockton.
Vegetarian options available all weekend.
For the full experience, arrive Friday before dinner and stay through Monday breakfast. Stay in one of the 50 cabins or camp. Allow yourself time to relax, hike, explore, swim, enjoy the kayaks and canoe that they provide or dance and play some more! Bring the whole family!
Workshops Saturday 10 to 5 – Dance, Music and Drumming
Workshop Schedule Coming Soon
Natalie is an international teacher and performer specializing in contemporary and folkloric styles from the Middle East and Central Asia. She has been dancing for over 16 years and teaching for over 10 years. Natalie is lucky enough to have studied dance during her travels to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Oman. She is a passionate teacher and a lifelong student. Her hope is to share the beauty in these regions of the world through dance!
Asia Teressa Killeen
Asia Teressa Killeen is the director of San Francisco’s Arabesque Belly Dance and the Chimera Dance troupe located in Stockton Ca. Asia was a career belly dancer for 35 years making her living in San Francisco’s Arabic cafes and night clubs. She has taught belly dance since 1973 including classes at University of the Pacific in Stockton Ca. and University of Michigan.She has a full background in regional dance styles of the Middle East. She has performed and taught throughout the U.S. and performed for Warner Brothers in Hollywood for several special shows. She is a performer, teacher, choreographer and costume designer in the traditional style of belly dance “Raks Sharki”. www.arabesquebellydance.com
Born 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Oum Dbaib, Syria, Faisal Zedan grew up impassioned with the Derbakki. At the age of 15, after intensive study with a local drummer, Faisal embarked on a journey of learning through exposure to a wide repertoire of Arabic classical and contemporary music.Years of tireless practice and research, along with the love of drumming, has resulted in the mastery of the Derbakki, as well as the Riqq and Def (frame drum). Upon arrival in California, Faisal met UCLA’s noted professor of Ethnomusicology, Dr. Ali Jihad Racy, and was then invited to join the acclaimed UCLA Near East Music Ensemble. Faisal was a founding member of the Near East music group, Kan Zaman.
In addition to Arabic music, Faisal also devoted many years to studying other forms of middle eastern music; Turkish, Armenian, Persian, Afghan and he studied Balkan and Greek music.
Faisal has been teaching at Music Camps and conducting workshops in the United states and abroad since 1996. Faisal is on staff at the Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp in Mendocino California since 2011, and Bahar Bayram music camp in Brisbane, Australia.
His mastery and method of teaching the Derbakki, Riqq, and Arabic style frame drums, is geared toward a better understanding of the methods for playing Arabic drums as well as understanding the mechanics involved in playing hand drums.
Faisal produced a learning DVDs to teach the Derbakki drum and Arabic percussion section. In addition, he produced a DVD. teaching drum solos for Bellydance with New York based Dancer, Mariyah.
Faisal has been collaborating with many different artists throughout the U.S and other countries.
For more information about Faisal; you can visit his website faisalzedan.com
Stockton Family Camp
P.O. Box 690451
Stockton CA 95269-0451
|08/14/2020 - 08/17/2020 Stockton Family Camp - High Sierra Hafla and Camp - Stockton Family Camp|
|1:00 PM - 11:00 AM|
|One Night (IE;Saturday Night Only)||$165.00|
|Two Nights (IE;Friday and Saturday Night)||$190.00|
|Two Nights (IE;Saturday and Sunday Night)||$190.00|
|Three Nights (IE;Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night)||$215.00|