Join Sam Nascimento's Arabic Drum Classes - Fun for Everyone!

  • Welcome to Rhythmic Essence! Learn Arabic drumming or Latin percussion with Sam Nascimento. Opportunities to join the Blue Lotus Drumming Ensemble. Join exciting workshops & events for drummers & dancers!
    Sam teaches Arabic rhythms and technique, for an authentic feel.
  • New studio 2/23 Rudloc Rd, Morley, Western Australia - The Blue Lotus Room

Discover Cultural Arts & Arabic Percussion

  • Discover Arabic drumming & cultural arts - including educational incursions at the Egyptian-themed studio in Morley, WA. Schools, seniors, community classes & special events.
  • There's even a trip to Egypt, where you can immerse yourself in drumming or dancing in Oct 2023.

Drum Intensives with Sam (Sundays) North & South

  • Drum students of all levels are invited to join Sam on Sundays in Morley & Bibra Lake.
  • Cost $50 pre-paid online or  $60 casual rate - all levels welcome
  • NORTH (Morley studio) on Sundays - May 14, May 28 & Jun 11 10:30am-12pm 2 hours. Learn Arabic Rhythms on Darbuka & Dof, drums available @ Blue Lotus Room, 23 Rudloc Rd, Morley
  • SOUTH (Manning Park) - Sundays May 21, Jun 4 & Jun 18 10am-12pm 2 hours. Learn Arabic Rhythms on Darbuka & Dof @ Manning Park, Azelia Rd, Spearwood *If Raining we hire Casa Del Campos.

May-Jun 2023 Drum & Dance Courses @ Blue Lotus Room

    Mon 6:15pm - 7:15pm  Arabic Drumming / Darbuka (Sam) $30 casual
    Mon 7:15pm - 8:30pmEgyptian Classics Bellydance/Live Drums (Keti & Sam) $35 casual

    Fri 10am - 11am Arabic Drumming / Darbuka (Sam)
    Fri 11am - 11:45am Traditional Baladi dance  (Keti, with Sam drumming)

NEW Drums for Sale! Buy a Beautiful Darbuka or Riqq

  • NEW! NEW! NEW! Buy a stunning Arabic Mother of Pearl inlay drum from Sam's hand-picked imports. See Sam's NEW SHIPMENT of Darbukas, Riqs and more from Egypt. Showroom open by appointment at Blue Lotus Room, Morley, Western Australia.
  • Contact Sam to buy your new drum! Email:

NEW! Sam's Latin Percussion Classes coming soon to Blue Lotus Room!

  • In 2023, you can join Sam's Latin percussion workshops & classes - learn to play congas, bongos and a variety of latin percussion. There are many instruments available in the studio, so you don't need to own congas - enjoy a lively, vibrant style of percussion and various Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms. Join the mailing list to stay in touch.

Musical Heart of Egypt 2023

Biggest Tour Yet! Cairo, Siwa Oasis & private Dahabiya Cruise Aswan to Luxor.
Live Music, Daily Drumming & Dancing, Performance at Temples.
SEP 29 - OCT 11, 2023
Exclusive Tour - Only 22 Full Tour Places Available!

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More Resources & Events
40 Arabic Rhythms CD Resource Pack

40 Rhythms from Adani to Zorofat recorded in Egypt, with bonus Tabla Solo CD! Downloadable $30 USD. Plus see more of Sam's Arabic Music CDs.

Learn to Play Arabic Darbuka with Sam online!

Learn darbuka techniques & a variety of Arabic rhythms live or online. Easy step-by-step instruction. New in 2023!

Join Sam to Drum in Egypt - Cairo, Siwa, Aswan

Drum with Sam in Egypt at the 'Musical Heart of Egypt' tour Oct 2023. A life-changing travel experience for drummers or dancers!

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