Reda Henkesh, Master Percussionist
Watch out, it’s impossible to sit still at a Reda Henkesh concert! Audiences have even been seen twerking in their seats. Not surprising, since this master percussionist has spent over 45 years playing with and for Cairo’s best; Nagwa Fouad, Shoo Shoo Amin, Mona as-Said, Wadia al-Safi, Ahmed Adawia, Hany Shaker and Mohamed al-Helou are only a few. The 5th son of Cairo’s Golden Era band sensation Reyes Henkesh, he followed his father into the music profession – at age six – as did his older brothers Sayed, the legendary Khamis and Ramadan. And with Khamis’s recent passing, Reda is now considered his brother’s percussive heir. Reda is also known as a master tabla (darbouka) instructor, rhythm guru and belly dance drummer. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to study with one of the greats!