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FRAME DRUMS ITALIA WINTER 2020

"THE RIQQ" ONLINE EVENT

NOVEMBER 21ST/22ND 2020

Frame Drums Italia is pleased to announce a special autumn edition of its festival: "FDI the RIQQ - four amazing teachers, an instrument to be discovered, deepened and compared", 21st-22nd November 2020. The event will be organized as streaming conferences and live sessions on Zoom.
This RIQQ, historically diffused from Iraq to Morocco, has been always played with many different approaches and manners, both in traditional and classical music. Nowadays, it represents a huge population of the frame drums players, is has become the identity of several musical cultures and currently it is studied all over the world, applied to contemporary, pop and jazz music.
 "FDI the RIQQ" aims to help you discover the instrument with four different approaches based on the four cardinal points of the Mediterranean Sea. Each area will be introduced by a native-born master teacher: Mehmet Akatay for Turkey, Salim Beltitane for Algeria, Salma Amr for Egypt and Elias Habib for Palestine. For about two hours, each of these four great musicians will propose their personal attitude and repertoire about this highly versatile instrument. Do not miss this opportunity !
Registration form and full program are available following the link below.

 

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GIMME THE BEAT PROJECT :

ON OCTOBER I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO TRAVEL TO CROATIA AND TO BE PART OF A DOCUMENTARY WHICH WILL RELEASE ON NETFLIX IN 2021 !!!!

Gimme the Beat is a 6 part documentary series that follows the evolution of rhythm around the world.
Like food, rhythm is fundamental to every culture, from performance to language and everyday actions like walking and breathing. By speaking to experts in the performance of rhythm (percussionists, drummers, etc), and experts in the origins of rhythm (zoologists, linguists, ethnomusicologists, etc), we hope to trace where certain rhythms began, how they changed, and how central they remain to cultural life everywhere.

 

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RHYTHMOLOGY 

DERBOUKA ONLINE LESSONS

WITH SALIM BELTITANE

New season starting : 

  • North African rhythms, Middle Eastern rhythms, Gulf rhythms...

  • Derbouka, Riq, Bendir and more...

  • Folk and classical music

  • Rhythms and voices

  • Theoretical and Practical approach

  • Lessons adapted to your needs

  • Buy a package of 10 lessons and  get 10% of discount !


Hope to meet you online :)

 

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TRIO HIWAR TOUR : POSTPONED !!

My Middle East tour with Trio Hiwar has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. We were supposed to play in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai.

Stay tuned for updates ! 

The word "Hiwar" means "dialogue" in Arabic and it is in this spirit that the percussionist Salim Beltitane imagined this project. A discussion between 3 temperaments, 3 musicians and 3 different cultures.
A real project of sharing in order to create musical bridges between cultures.
The Hiwar trio was born from the meeting between Rishab Prasanna, Issa Murad and Salim Beltitane.

 

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