Jihene Serkhane

Bay Ridge Neighborhood Senior Center
"Drum’n Sing: Chaabi For Her!"
Pronouns: she / they
Artistic Discipline: Music: Drumming & Singing
Category: SU-CASA
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Bay Ridge

Jihene Emna Serkhane, is a Bushwick-based Algerian-Tunisian Amazigh ("Berber") drum player. Jihene has been a student, teacher and performer of Middle-Eastern and North-African (MENA) percussion and dance since 2008. As Jihene's personal journey attests, women have very limited access to learning and performing folk music, especially drumming, and are denigrated for their lack of skills.