Ghazaal Beledi World Music & Dance

Ghazaal Beledi Musicians - Haboob

Haboob of Ghazaal Beledi

Kenneth (Haboob) Helms began his interest in music as a young child inspired by his Father who directed a college Jazz band and Concert band. Starting with piano lessons at a young age Kenneth developed his knowledge of western musical structure and continued his development with several instruments including Saxophone and Guitar mainly. Drawn to the elements of live improvisation, which he was exposed to in Jazz, Kenneth began to explore the world of music outside what we normally hear in western society. He never tires of searching for that mysterious element in music where the rules don't always seem to apply. Eventually Kenneth settled on Arabic and middle eastern music which he has spent the majority of the last 5 years studying on Violin, Oud and Doumbek (Egyptian Tabla). You can catch Kenneth playing Bass, Violin and a myriad of other instruments for Ghazaal Beledi at The Arizona Renaissance Festival and, if you are lucky enough, you may just catch him playing in various cities across the United States.

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