Susu Pampanin
One of a very few female Middle Eastern percussionists, Susu started her studies at the age of 12 and has grown to become a respected musician in the genre of Arabic 

Her first album,“Susu and the Cairo Cats, Dancing Drums,  Live at the Giza Club” was released in 1990 and was followed by her solo album, “Susu Pampanin, Hands of Time” in 2001.  

Susu has played with many artists and groups, including Wild Mango, Keith Terry and Crosspulse, Stellamara, Jazayer, BlueNile,Vince Delgado Quintet, and Holly Near.

Currently she is teaching and performing in the San Francisco 
Bay Area, is a member of Georges Lamamam's band at Pena Pachamama Restaurant in North Beach, is a founding member of the Pasha Band (they play regularly at Al Masri Restaurant) and is a member of ASWAT, San Francisco's premier Arabic music and singing ensemble.




The Cairo Cats

New Album released May 2014


Classic Egyptian Belly Dance Music


Recorded in Cairo, Egypt with Safaa Farid and Band


Recorded and Mastered in San Francisco with The Pasha Band



Belly Dance Classes

Rhythm Classes

Workshops & Events

Susu's CDs for sale

Carnival of Stars Side Show

Carnival of Stars Belly Dance Queen


Giza Club

Giza Awards

Giza Film Festival

Pasha Band



El Leil

ba olek eh (present)

ba olek eh (beginning)

Bagdad Nights


Shaabi History & Songs

Song Translations

Aswan Dancers DVDs

Photos - Aswan Dancers

More Photos + Amina

Amina Goodyear Bio

Contact us




Nostalgia CD and Hizz ya Wizz DVD $22 each

(includes postage within USA)


**Buy "Nostalgia" and "Hizz ya Wizz"**

special offer $35 (including postage within USA)


Dancing Drums and Hands of Time CDS $17 each

(includes postage within USA)


Mail check payable to The Aswan Dancers, 829 Elizabeth St. San Francisco CA 94114


Paypal to


CD Release party at Al Masri Restaurant 4031 Balboa St. SF

Sunday August 10 - 11-4 pm

11-1 workshop - Drum/Dance/Cymbal workshop - Susu &Amina

1-2 lunch break

2-4 Performances to Nostalgia CD

contact Amina to perform

Workshop - light lunch - show $25

(drinks, gratuities extra - to Al Masri Restaurant)

To reserve mail check payable to

The Aswan Dancers, 829 Elizabeth St. San Francisco CA 94114


Paypal to




Also available

Dancing Drums


Hands of Time


Hizz ya Wizz


Historical footage from 1975-1995

Featuring Amina and The Aswan Dancers

including Susu and some of her earlier shows