AFRICAN PERCUSSION COURSE (djembe-doudoun).
Darabuka, bendir and daouli are taught in the traditional percussion course. Initially we learn the traditional way of playing, focusing on the similarities and differences of the three instruments; while later we get familiar with more modern techniques (split finger etc). During the first year, we learn all the basic Greek rhythms as well as basic oriental rhythms. During the second year, we delve deeper on issues of technique, we learn the first solos, we repeat the rhythms we have already learned with more variations and embellishments and we learn new rhythms from Greece and the wider region of the Orient. At the end of each academic year, a presentation of the pieces we have prepared in the lessons take place!