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Marshall Bodiker◉Drummer



Professional percussionist specializing in Arabic, Turkish and North African musical traditions. 


         Marshall got his professional start in Washington, DC by teaching and performing in conjunction with Sahara Dance Studio. He began playing music at an early age and soon found a passion in percussion. This would lead him through a deep pursuit of Middle Eastern, North African, and Turkish musical traditions as well as folklore. Since then, he has dedicated more than a decade to his craft with various Egyptian and international drummers, and enjoys sharing these musical traditions with his audience.   


         Often accompanying, the star-studded Shahrzad on stage, Marshall is booked for a variety of events and festivals in both in the United States and internationally. He composes, performs, and records drum solos and teaches rhythms and techniques by way of a variety of methods of counting and musicianship. Other avenues teaching include online classes and instructional DVDs.


طبلة   ◎   دهولة

رق      ◎   مازهر

دف    ◎   بندير

 طبل بالادي  




Schedule 2017-2018


Dare to dream - oct. 21-22, 2017 Fort worth


Meiyan oriental festival - aug. 11-15, 2017 Chongqing


Drum solo secrets - Jun. 17, 2017 Washington DC


Shahrzad and Marshall in New England - jun. 2-4, 2017 Portland, Maine


Maktub Festival - May 5 - 7, 2017 Santo Domingo






News - Updates & highlights

Welcome to my site! stay up to date on the latest news on upcoming events and new releases right here! I can't wait to share the music with you!         - Marhsall 




I'm excited to announce that I will be traveling to the United States and will be in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Portland, ME for lots of fun workshops and shows. Can't wait to see so many old faces :) I should fly in on May 23rd and fly back to Cairo on June 28th. 


Last October I had the immense pleasure of shooting part of this GORGEOUS documentary Kalilah ScopelitisWilliam J TayounRoger MgrdichianNabawy MoChris Marashlian, and two other amazing musicians Rachid Halihal and Said Fahmy at the United Palace theater. Soooo impressed with the outcome of this video... (12:10 just saying)


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New Music

by Marshall Bodiker