Zakarya Baza grew up in Morocco. A culture rich in rhythm and a diverse mix of local tribal and global music. He was influenced by music from all over the world: Middle East, West Africa, and Latin America.

Zakarya started Ecstatic Noise in 2016 with a vision to create an inclusive and relaxed hand drumming circle. No prior drumming experience is required. Other musical instruments are welcome and free form dance and movement and singing is welcome. His circle etiquette guidelines are simple: be kind and have fun.

Zakarya’s invitation is to organically co-create and merge rhythms and music. This, in turn, will build community that expands beyond the drum circle. This attracted people from all backgrounds, ages, traditions, cultures, and musical experience range from people with decades of playing music to people that have not played any instruments before. This is where the magic happens!

Ecstatic Noise has been going strong since 2016 and has evolved from a handful of people meeting a couple times a month to a regular weekly circle where dozens of people get together to co-create music and build community. The community continues to expand and bring magic and beauty and joy to Seattle!