Arabic Tablah

One of a very few professional, female Middle Eastern percussionist, Susu started her studies at the age of 12 and has grown to become a respected musician in the genre of Arabic music. Her first album, “Susu and the Cairo Cats, Live at the Giza Club” was released in 1990 and was followed by her solo album, “Susu Pampanin, Hands of Time”  in 2001. She has recently returned form a trip to Egypt where she recorded with an all Egyptian ensemble to produce the new CD, “Nostalgia, Egyptian Belly Dance Music”.

 Susu has played with many artist and groups, including Wild Mango, Keith Terry and Crosspulse, Stellamara, Jazayer, BlueNile, Vince Delgado Quintet, and Holly Near. Currently she is teaching and performing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a member of the Arabic musical and singing ensemble, ASWAT.