Moroccan Chaabi

A traditional rhythm which is a variation of the Chaabi found in Northern Africa. It’s characterized by low beats (like a base drum) 5 and 10 with ‘high’ hits (like a snare drum) on 3 and 8 in two bars of 68. This creates a unique groove that, for western listeners, can be difficult to find beat 1 (which is not important in the Moroccan Chaabi rhythm).