Tashkin Rhythms

Tashkin Rhythms is the collaboration of dancer Aslahan and drummer Mike.


The correct Turkish spelling is:

In the English alphabet it is most often spelled "tashkin" because that is how it's pronounced. Tashkin means exuberant, overflowing, boisterous.

Click here to learn about Mike's music performances in greater Boston and beyond, and drum lessons in Arlington, MA.

Click here to learn about Aslahan's belly dance classes and private lessons in Arlington, MA, and performances in greater Boston and beyond, and.

"One of the most important things to me is that the dancer looks like she is having a good time. If a dancer makes kewpie-doll faces at the audience, or schools her face to reflect the 'seriousness of her art,' I may still admire her technique. But a dancer who smiles, grins, even throws her head back and laughs, will win my heart."

"There's something about drumming that moves me. I feel it deep inside, and it comes out all the time. I drum on my steering wheel, on my keyboard, on counter tops, on my wife, on myself, on tables, on pretty much everything."