Yallah Raqs 07 – Dawn Devine - The Bellydance Bundle

Zills, History, and practice

Episode #7

Guest: Dawn Devine

Episode Sponsored by The Bellydance Bundle

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Dawn's Contribution?

The History of Finger Cymbals: From Antiquity till Today

Join Davina aka Dawn Devine, art historian and author of "Zills: Music on Your Fingertips"  for an hour-long presentation tracing the history of finger cymbals. During this talk, Davina will share primary source images from to document the creation and use of finger cymbals.  Talk includes a handout with resource links and further reading

In This Episode

Today, Dawn Devine joins us to chat all about Zills. We talk about her experience as a baby dancer with them and how that interest combined forces with her academia studies to lead her to discovering more and more about the history of zills.

We chat about how old Zills REALLY are, and how much commitment it can take learn to be a musician AND a dancer by learning to play the zills. 

A great mix of history and practical tips for your practice await you!


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