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Drummer, Band Leader, Dancer, Record Producer
Beyond the Pale - 10th July 2011

Guy Schalom has over 25 years' musical experience.

He appears internationally with a host of recording artists and world class dancers performing many varied styles of music.

He also leads his own bands including the acclaimed Baladi Blues Ensemble.

"Guy Schalom is one of the most versatile and interesting percussionists working in the UK today."


"One of the UK's leading percussionists..."


"Schalom's mastery of this music is as out of this world as his mastery of the darabuka, both of which are breath-taking..." Rich Rainlore

Tabla-Tastic!! Egyptian Drumming Residential Course

25th - 27th Sept 2015 Benslow Music, Hitchin, Herts

Guy Schalom's first ever exclusive 3-day Egyptian drumming residential Course.


"Artistry is not built on chance." (Dave Hassell)

Over 10 hours of tuition..

This exclusive residential offers darabuka players a complete and fully structured course, in-depth tuition, small groups, an idyllic learning environment, serious fun with like-minded people, all meals, 2 nights accommodation and access to the residents' bar!

Venue: Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB

Bookings will open on 2nd January. Check back for the booking form!
New: Baladi Blues Ensemble Video
BBC Radio 4: Bellydancing and the Blues

First aired: Wed 26th December 2012 BBC Radio 4

Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in one of its biggest cultural exports.

Baladi Blues Ensemble

Our journey begins in Berlin, as bejwelled dancers from across Europe gather on a theatre stage ready to do battle for the title 'Miss Bellydance 2012'.

As we discover in Cairo, deep divisions remain between those who think it is a vital expression of the oriental spirit and those committed to regenerating sexual stereotypes.

So what is the reality of bellydance and Baladi in the new Egypt? As with so much in this rapidly changing culture, answers prove difficult to find.