Daff workshop

Daff drums
Daff drums

Daff Workshop By Muneebah Waheed

The walls of Norbury Hall were echoing with the sounds of lively drum beats as enthusiastic learners tried their hands at the traditional Daff. The Daff, otherwise known as the frame drum, is deeply rooted within Islamic culture and tradition, played often on many different occasions. Beats vary, with the echo of the drum able to transform the atmosphere and mood of the audience in mere seconds. The workshops, hosted by Saalik Education, were presented by Desert Echo Daff School.

The Daff School aims to revive creative expression within the Muslim community whilst rejuvenating the strong artistic culture and heritage in Islam. Instructor Anjum Kasmani spoke to the Messenger saying “Rhythm is all around us and within our very essence. Tapping into it and becoming aware of it is the challenge! It was a welcome change to be invited by Saalik to run a Daff workshop; often with workshops and classes such as these taking place regularly in bigger towns, Sheffield can often be overlooked! The Sheffield community is warm – hearted and hospitable, with the classes upbeat and lively! I look forward to working with Sheffield with further projects in the future.”

Those who attended the workshops really enjoyed the sessions and the creative outlet it provided, leaving the session eagerly drumming their fingers against everything they came across!

For more information on these workshops, contact Saalik Education via their Facebook page.

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