Arabic Kanun

Individual classes by Naeem Shanwar

The kanun is a plucked string (nylon) instrument and a member of the great family of lap-zithers. The instrument can be encountered in the entire Middle-East and Asia, as well as in several Eastern European countries. During his classes, Naeem Shanwar will familiarize students to the repertoires of Arabic music.

Content and Objectives of the class

  • Handling of the instrument & basic techniques
  • Repertoires of Arabic music
  • Learning of makam (musical modes)
  • General understanding of the Arabic musical culture

Where can you find the instrument?

Borrowing from the Centre available.

Cours de kanun tous niveaux avec Naeem Shanwar au Centre des musiciens / Kanun classes all levels with Naeem Shanwar at Centre des musiciens.Infos: 514-397-9226

Posted by Centre des Musiciens du Monde on Wednesday, December 19, 2018


  • Session of 10 classes: $470

Registration and Information

For more details or to register, please contact us at 514-397-9226 or fill out the Registration Form below and return it to us by e-mail to: