To play the castanets, to really play the castanets, one must have a personality that is bigger than all of the room.
It is the same with the zills.
It must be a personality so expansive and enshrouding that it mutes the collective ear-drum drubbing of the mazamir and slows down the systole-diastole of the daff until all you hear is the clap of brass on brass.
Click here to see more photographs of the tannoura performance at the Wikala al-Ghouri in Cairo.
i love LOVE the Zills. have about 8 pairs of them different sizes. after 4 years of belly dancing. I can keep a slow beat but have yet to learn to master them
@Aasia: You already have the personality down pat:)