Megumi Saruhashi

is creating videos of her original music and Arabic songs

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Desert Moon
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  • Gain access to the videos.
  • Behind the scene updates
  • My journey of learning Arabic language and tips for those who are also learning Arabic language through lyrics and more! 

  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • General Support
Oasis on Aswan
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  • Behind the scene updates
  • My journey of learning Arabic language and tips for those who are also learning Arabic language through lyrics and more! 
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  • General Support
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  • My journey of learning Arabic language and tips for those who are also learning Arabic language through lyrics and more! 
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  • General Support

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About

Hello hello!

It's Megumi!
How's everyone doing? I'm writing this in June 2020.
What a strange world we are living in right now! or more like the carefully crafted scenario is playing out..In any case, it seems like there are two worlds going on. The old system that is on the verge of falling apart, and the real that is emerging which is the true connection and love. We are required to drop the fear hat kept us in matrices and face the brutal truth and say no to the unacceptable that is to be thrown at us from every angel...


What I'm going to create in Patreon is the mix of the following.

1. Videos of my original music 
2. Videos of me playing Egyptian songs.
 

I will also be sharing my journey of learning Egyptian Arabic and my ramblings and things learned along the way by constantly bouncing off of three very different cultures. 

I have yet to record an album with my original music. So meanwhile, I'd like to share videos of my original music you can listen to on Youtube, so even though I can't share my music live as much as I did before, I can keep sharing my music and stay connected this way.


This platform

I'm using this platform as a virtual tip jar for those of you who are generous enough to support my journey of learning Arabic music and connecting cultural dots.

I have yet to record an album with my original music. So meanwhile, I'd like to share videos of my original music you can listen to on Youtube, so even though I can't share my music live as much as I did before, I can keep sharing my music and stay connected this way.


Why Arabic music?

I was born and raised in Japan which is a polar opposite of Egypt. Throughout the Middle East, a lot of people told me Japan is another planet and  I couldn't agree more.
The level of spontaneity in Arab culture, especially Egyptian culture belittled me at first as I come from very precise and rigid culture, but I was mesmerized by the beauty of Arabic music, so I dove in to the Arabic culture and people. I spent a lot of times in Egypt in the last three years and other Middle Eastern countries prior to that. And I've been discovering the beauty in what seems like a chaos and I've come to love Arab culture.


I love language

I was always interested in learning about other cultures, and I cannot separate culture and language. In fact, I was majoring in comparative culture before I studied music. It's not coincidence that a lot of my friends speaks four or five languages

For me, language is an essential part of getting to know a culture as well as experiencing the culture in full body sensory engagement; the silence in the desert, the noise in the street of Cairo, the smell of cumin, the cool dry air when you walk late night in Old Cairo, waking up to the sound of Adhan, the tempo of the camel's steps etc...

I'm enjoying learning Arabic mostly through lyrics of my favorite songs along with the music. I want to share what I'm learning and any tips I find useful for those who are also learning Arabic music and language.


For the current climate


I would greatly appreciate and welcome any support for the upcoming month or years due to this weird time we are in.

A lot of you, like me, may have experienced the change in our values and priorities in the last few month when we were forced to stop everything...Or more like we were stripped away from our distractions and able to see what we truly value....

It's time to come closer to each other(maybe not physically but in other ways) and keep circulating our gifts. 

You can always cancel or downgrade your membership if you like to give me a temporary relief.

You would never know in a billion years how much my life would be better because of YOU.

See you on the other side! Yalla!  Arigato!!

Much much love from Japan
Megumi





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$28.45 of $200 per month
I will make one video of Arabic music. 
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