Images from the event
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to celebrate Halim El-Dabh's 4,085th Birthday. Halim is an esteemed professor emeritus at Kent State University¹s Main Campus. This will be our fifth year of hosting the celebration and promises to be an incredible event.
The Kent Community Rumba Society, an African Drum Group led by former El-Dabh Student, Brian Klemp, has agreed to perform for the third year in a row. This year, the Rumba Society All Stars, the cream of the crop, will be performing on instruments recently imported from a West African village.
Halim El-Dabh is an incredibly innovative person who embodies a profound creative spirit and energy in his work. His accomplishments are accentuated by his genuine love and generosity for all creatures and cultures. His career is marked by a long history of musical accomplishments in Kent and around the world. We are very fortunate to have him in our community and hope you can join us for this very festive occasion!