Darbouka : arab rhythms

Group classes by Joseph Khoury

The darbuka is one of the best-known percussions from Middle-East. The goblet-shaped instrument consists in a drum on which an animal skin (from a goat or a fish for instance) or a plastic membrane is fixed. Percussionist Joseph Khoury, an experienced musician trained at the Lebanese Conservatory and formed by great Turkish masters (Bünyamin Olguncan, Suat Borazan et Hamdi Akatay), will share a variety of technics specific to this versatile instrument.

Class Content and Objectives

  • Oral learning and development of musical ear
  • Basic and advanced rhythmic notions
  • Arab and Turkish playing techniques
  • Notions of improvisation
  • General understanding of Eastern musical culture

 Level 1: May 27, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 Level 2: June 3, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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