Frame Drum Intensive in Capadoccia / TURKEY

Frame Drum Intensive in Capadoccia / TURKEY
From 28th May – 2nd June 2012
with Murat Coskun

Dear Friends, I would like to invite You to my 10th frame drum camp in Cappadocia/ Turkey. For about one week, we will meet in Cappadocia (central-Anatolia), the land of fairy-chimneys, the fascinating moon-landscapes, the mysterious subterranean cities and churches and the birth-place of anatolian mysticism through Yunus Emre. To have an idea about the place You can watch the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8SxI2NPKc
(Video of the first Tamburi Mundi in Cappadocia in 2010)

Im am planning the following program:
• 2 hours workshop in a group with different levels (min. 4 max. 8 participants)
• Turkish songs and dances
• Drumming together and Session with local musicians
• Arrangement of pieces for frame drum and voice
• Concert in a historical church.
Instruments:
• Large Frame drum
• Riq (Tef)
• Bendir
• Tar
• Daf (Erbane)
• Tamburello

 

Levels: BEGINNERS – INTERMEDIUM -ADVANCED

PARTICIPATION FEE
240.- Euro (25% discount for Students)
Note: The fee is not including accommodation, flight and meals

ARRIVAL, ACCOMODATION, FOOD
The organization and costs for arrival, accomodation and food are paid by the participants.
The participants have – among other accomodations in Göreme – the possibility to stay at the wonderful Guest house ” FAIRY CHIMNEY INN “.
Here is the link for accomodation:http://www.fairychimney.com/deutsch/guesthouse/location.htm
Photos of accomodation:http://www.fairychimney.com/images/Fairy%20Chimney%20Inn/Fairy%20Chimney%20Inn.html
The closest airport is in Kayseri. Mostly You can use flights of Turkish Airlines or Pegasus Air.
From there, there are good possibilities to reach Göreme.
Also there is a good connection by bus from Istanbul or from Ankara. It is a quit nice trip and You can see a lot from the landscape.
Andus Emge of the “Fairy Chimney Inn” offers transport to and from the airport. Please organize this yourself: info@fairychimney.com / phone ++90.384.2712655 / fax.++90.384.2712862
Address FAIRY CHIMNEY INN:
Dr. Andus Emge & Gülcan Yücedogan-Emge
Güvercinlik Sokak 3/7
Aydinli Mahallesi
TRs 50180 Göreme
Nevsehirs, Turkey,

APPLICATION
Please make your application for FRAME DRUMMING INTENSIV at muratcoskunoffice@murat-coskun.eu or by telephone under 0049 -177-4606545.
Please give the following information with your application:
Name, address, telephone, e-mail
Playing-standard / Level
Interest in Workshops/ Instruments
If You will need an instrument You should tell It before when You do the application! Also if You are interested in buying an instrument.

Abbos Kosimov on tour with Zakir Hussein

Zakir Hussain – Spring 2012 Tour

MARCH
3/16/2012 8:00 PM
Presenter: Hampton Arts Commission Great Performers Series
Hampton, VA

3/17/2012 3:00 PM
Washington Performing Arts Society
Washington, DC
3/18/2012 7:00 PM
World Music/CRASHarts
Cambridge, MA
3/21/2012 8:00 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles, CA
3/22/2012 8:00 PM
Mondavi Center, UC Davis
Davis, CA
3/24/2012 8:00 PM
Cal Performances
Berkeley, CA
3/30/2012 8:00 PM
Oregon Symphony
Portland, OR
3/31/2012 8:00 PM
Seattle Theatre Group
Seattle, WA

APRIL

4/1/2012 7:00 PM
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC, Canada
4/3/2012 7:00 PM
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Calgary, AB, Canada
4/5/2012 8:00 PM
Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA
4/7/2012 8:00 PM
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
4/10/2012 8:00 PM
Columbus Association for the Performing Arts/Signature Series
Columbus, OH
4/12/2012 7:30 PM
University Musical Society of the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
4/13/2012 8:00 PM
Raaga Entertainment LLC
Milwaukee, WI
4/14/2012 8:00 PM
Symphony Center Presents
Chicago, IL

L’EVENTO DELL’ANNO!! … o quasi” (2° edizione)

L’EVENTO dell’ANNO!!  …. o quasi

Tutto il mondo gridava ormai da quasi un anno alla 2° edizione del ”L’EVENTO DELL’ANNO!!…o quasi”, tanto che gli echi hanno creato seri problemi alle trasmissioni radio e a tutta la comunicazione in etere compresa viabilità aerea.

Più volte il Consiglio internazionale dell’ONU insieme alla NATO ci ha contattato perché ci sbrigassimo a risolvere il problema. Quindi in collaborazione con le Nazioni Unite abbiamo partecipato ad una task force in cui è stato concertata una data perché  “L’EVENTO DELL’ANNO!! … o quasi” avesse finalmente luogo affinché il mondo ponesse fine alle sue grida di richiesta di un ulteriore appuntamento che è qui di seguito elencato:

TITOLO:
“L’EVENTO DELL’ANNO!! … o quasi”  (2° edizione)
DATA: giovedì 17 – 11 – 2011

LUOGO: CIPalessandrino
Via delle Ciliegie 42 ROMA

ORARIO:
21.00 si può cenare con un piatto di pasta al costo di 4 euro
o altrimenti venite già mangiati  🙂  e se ne parla alle
22.00 inizio concerto

DESCRIZIONE EVENTO:
il trio formato da
TONY ACCURSO (voce e tamburello/tammorra)
GIAN MICHELE MONTANARO (voce e tamburello/tammorra)
FELICE ZACCHEO (chitarra classica, chitarra battente, organetto)

Con la partecipazione straordinaria di
MATTEO MAURIELLO (voce)
ARMANDO CACCIOTTI (zampogna e organetto)
Sotto il nome di CAMPANIA FELIX
Riproporrà brani di musica tradizionale, classica e folk revival della regione italiana che più di tutte ha reso grande nel mondo la musica italiana, la CAMPANIA!
Un concerto fatto per ballare, per ballare e per ballare anche un altro po’, ma anche per ascoltare e condividere allegri momenti musicali insieme.
…e così finalmente l’ONU la smette di chiamarci un giorno sì e l’altro pure  😉  😀  😀

COSTO:
impossibile ma vero
solo 4 euro!!

(il costo rappresenta una cifra simbolica che verrà INTERAMENTE devoluta a favore dei musicisti marchettari che sopravvivono spesso anche con figli a carico. Lo spettacolo e i relativi cache degli artisti, quantificati nella moderata cifra minima necessaria allo sviluppo di un tale show in 127.000,00 euro, sono completamente a carico dell’ONU )

Ringraziamo anticipatamente tutti coloro che hanno reso possibile lo sviluppo di tale evento (straordinario)

un saluto e sorrisi tanti a tutti

Glen Velez and Lori Cotler at Towson University.

Two world class performers and teachers appearing at Towson University Music Department on Thursday for 3 events – all free.

Glen Velez – master frame drummer and percussionist – has worked with Paul Winter Consort, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, Trio Globo, 5-time Grammy Award winner – http://www.glenvelez.com

Lori Cotler – jazz vocalist and one of the world’s foremost masters of South Indian solkattu – http://www.loricotler.com

Videos: http://www.takadimiproject.com/

Schedule:

11 am – 12:15 pm – CA 3073 – Percussion Studio – Glen Velez frame drum workshop.

3:30 – 5:00 – CA 2079 – Multi-media Ethnomusicological Presentation – “Historical Observations on Frame Drums in Context.”

8:15 -9:30 pm – Glen Velez & Lori Cotler – Free Concert – Frame Drums & Voice – CA Main Stage Theater

Towson University
Center for the Arts
Music Department
7700 Osier Drive
Towson, Maryland 21204

NAFDA WEST – CALIFORNIA FRAME DRUM FESTIVAL

NAFDA West – California Frame Drum Festival

October 17, 2009 – North Hollywood, California, USA

Featuring artists from Iran, India, USA & Israel

at

REMO Recreational Music Center
7308 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
(1/2 block North of Sherman Way)
North Hollywood, California 91605 USA

$100.00 (US) – all-inclusive for workshops & concert
(lodging, travel & meals not included)

INFO: http://www.nafda1.com/nafdawest.php

Reservations: nafda1@gmail.com

Workshops: Oct. 17, 2009 – Subject to Change

9:00 am – 10:15 am – Dror Sinai – Introduction to Tar & Bendir

BREAK – 15″

10:30 am – 11:45 am – Houman Pourmehdi – Techniques & Rhythms of Persian Daf

BREAK – 15″

LUNCH on own – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – N. Scott Robinson – Modern Bodhran Techniques

BREAK – 15″

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Brad Dutz – Pandeiro Techniques & Rhythms

BREAK – 15″

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm – Randy Gloss – Kanjira Techniques

BREAK – 15″

DINNER on own – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Concert:

Oct. 17, 2009 – Concert – 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Doors open: 7:30 pm

(Open to the public – $15.00 at door – cash only)

Featuring

Hands On’semble (Randy Gloss, Austin Wrinkle & Andrew Grueschow),

Houman Pourmehdi,

K. S. Resmi (Carnatic Vocals) & N. Scott Robinson,

Dror Sinai,

Miranda Rondeau,

Brad Dutz

NAFDA North 2009 Cooperman Frame Drum Festival

NAFDA North 2 – Cooperman Frame Drum Festival

October 2-3, 2009 – Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Featuring artists from Canada, Brazil, India and USA

$100.00 (US) – all-inclusive for 5 workshops & 2 concerts & tour of Cooperman factory
(lodging, travel & meals not included)

INFO – http://www.nafda1.com/nafdanorth.php

RESERVATIONS: nafda1@gmail.com

Oct. 2 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – LOCATION #1

Tour of Cooperman Factory in Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA

Show up at this address for Cooperman Factory Tour:

1007 Route 121
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101 USA

9:00 pm – Meet & Greet / Jam Session – LOCATION #2

featuring all artists & special guests, open to all attendees

The Loft
72 Cotton Mill Hill, 2nd Floor – Studio A-209
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 USA

Workshops: Oct. 3, 2009 – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm – LOCATION #3

The Loft
72 Cotton Mill Hill, 2nd Floor – Studio A-209
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 USA

Attendees Pick Five Workshops – One from each session

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Todd Roach – INTRO – Frame Drum Compositions

N. Scott Robinson – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – Riqq Techniques

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Todd Roach – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – Frame Drum Compositions

N. Scott Robinson – INTRO – Riqq Techniques

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – LUNCH ON OWN

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Patrick Graham – INTRO – Mediterr-Asian Tambourine Techniques

Marcus Santos – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – Pandeiro Techniques

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Patrick Graham – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – Mediterr-Asian Tambourine Techniques

Marcus Santos – INTRO – Pandeiro Techniques

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Break

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – All attendees

Matt Kilmer – INTRO/INTERMEDIATE – Lap Style / Bodhran Techniques

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner on own – Attendees

(Artist soundcheck from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm in VT Jazz Center)

Concert:

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Mill Hill, 2nd Floor – Studio 222
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 USA

Oct. 3 – Concert – 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Doors open at 7:30 pm

(Open to the public – ticket required – $12.00)

Featuring

Marcus Santos, Todd Roach, N. Scott Robinson, Matt Kilmer, Patrick Graham

with guest musicians: Mac Ritchey (oud), K. S. Resmi (Carnatic vocals),

Steáfán Hannigan (Irish bodhrán), Josh Daly (riqq) and Kevin Willingham (riqq)

New York group frame drumming classes

From Yousif Sheronick.

Hello Frame Drummers,
I am planning on holding weekly group frame drum classes on Saturday afternoons and want to see who might be interested. I live in the New York City area (Westchester County). 15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. It’s convenient by car or Metro North Railroad from Grand Central. The classes would be 1 1/2 hours at a cost of $25 or $30 depending on the enrollment. We would work on tar, riq and bodhran (lap style). It would be a culmination of my playing styles which include Middle Eastern, Glen Velez method and some South Indian. I’m also open to working on dumbek and basic pandeiro and kanjira. Please email if you are interested and let me know what time on Saturday afternoons work for you. Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested. Feel free to email back with any questions. Hope you are all having a wonderful summer.

Regards,

Yousif Sheronick

www.yousifsheronick .com

THE TAMMURRIATA

THE TAMMURRIATA
by Luca De Simone
http://www.youtube.com/user/echeaggiascriver

What is the tammurriata? To answer the central question of an article that is looking to inform people with a vague if some knowledge of this term, and of the connected rite , is certainly not an easy task(1). When Chris asked me to write this article, he actually made this task more easy. All I have to do is simply describe my experience. This allow me to do not quote the eminent anthropologists and ethnomusicologists who observed and in some case tried to decode this characterizing phenomenon of the Campania’s region (2). So…what’s the Tammurriata? Living it as an insider, as drummer, when it comes the night or it is already dawn when I put my drum in its bag, I questioned myself, trying to reflect on the experience just made. This is my explanation: the tammurriata is an “event”. Clearly I must explain what does it mean for me this term. It is simple, it is exactly what you can find on a dictionary, it is something that happens in a certain place, on a certain time. But it is necessary to add something to this definition, and it is that tammurriata is a “complex event”, made by elements to which it is intimately connected. Without them, even just one of them, this event cannot exist. Am I confusing you? I’ll try to make myself more clear, describing one tammurriata, better The Tammurriata, starting with the key terms previously used, i. e. the place, the time, the elements and/or the actors of the ritual.

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