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Angie Assal is a Lebanese-American dancer/artist born and raised in New York City.  After growing up with a complicated relationship to her being Arab-American, she realized being in diaspora is a valid identity in itself and wanted to further embrace the language, music, and culture of her parents.  Through studying Middle Eastern percussion, she decided to use her visual arts/STEM background to create totally hand-painted, lightweight jewelry based off of the instruments she is learning to play.  Sound of Mazzika (which is a word for "music" in Arabic) was birthed from making herself the first pair of Darbuka earrings, and she is expanding into making riq, daff, oud, and qanun earrings as well.  She loves familiarizing people with these amazing instruments and facilitating people's interest in listening to and possibly even playing Arabic music. Most of all, she's honored in giving the Arab/MENAT community a chance to stylishly rep their culture!