Lecturers 2021

Glen Velez (USA)

The New York Times says "A galaxy of timbres and inflections ... remarkable rhythmic fireworks." Four time Grammy Award winner, Glen Velez is the founding Father ...

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Nora Thiele (Germany)

Nora Thiele is a master on the frame drums and one of the most versatile and important percussionists in Europe. ...
 

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Zohar Fresco (Israel)

Zohar Izhak Fresco is known as a pioneer of the tof miriam, the ancient frame drum originated in the Middle East more than three thousand years ago. Born in Israel to a family with deep roots in Turkey ...

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Andrea Piccioni (Italy)

Andrea Piccioni is recognized as one of the leaders worldwide on frame drums and author of a technical and stylistic renewal on the Italian Tamburello, ...

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Marla Leigh (USA)

Marla is a Grammy Nominated musician. She carries the gift of being an inspiring and energetic educator, and soulful, charismatic performer.  She is best noted as a ...

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Andrey Tanzu (Russia)

Andrey Tanzu is the first percussionist in Russia, who opened and developed rare and ancient stream - music of Frame Drums. For about 15 years ...

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Maria Bovin de Labbé (Sweden/Norway)

Maria Bovin de Labbé is a drummer, percussionist, artist, and teacher. She is best known for Mindful Drumming – an approach less about fast and furious ...

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April Centrone (USA)

April Centrone is a drummer, percussionist, oud player, educator and music therapist based in the NYC area. As a hand percussionist, she specializes ...

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Isabel Martín (Spain)

Isabel Martín has been attracted by the observation of cultural identities since she was a child. She has studied Spanish singing and percussion at the Traditional Culture School in Salamanca and later she was immersed in it with ...

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Fao Torres (Colombia)

Musician, composer, Multi-instrumentalist from Colombia, who lived in Asia for 10 years doing research on several Asian traditional music. He has done ...

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Rolf Wagels (Germany)

Has been playing since 1993 and is considered one of the best bodhrán players in Europe. He has been giving workshops all over Germany since 1996, was a member of Germany's leading Irish folk band Cara, and a founding member of Steampacket and DeReelium. In Germany ...

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Dave Boyd (Ireland)

Dave has been playing and teaching bodhrán for over 30 years - learning his craft and tunes in hundreds of traditional sessions throughout Ireland and Scotland. He has toured and recorded with North Atlantic Trio, and played with many notable traditional musicians. ...

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Naghmeh Farahmand (Iran/Canada)

Naghmeh Faramand apprenticed her art with her father Mahmoud Farahmand in Iran during which time she perfected Sufi, Kurdish and Iranian drumming styles with masters Faramasz Payvar, Pashang Kankar and Maussud Habibi. During this early period she regularly appeared ...

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Paolo Rossetti Murittu (Italy)

The vivid and expressive percussionist Paolo Rossetti Murittu was born in a little village in Italy. The Italian frame drummer has made himself a name as a lecturer and musician at Tamburi Mundi since 2012 and emanates from a traditional rural musical culture. ...

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Salim Beltitane (France/Algeria)

Percussionist of Algerian origin based in France, Salim Beltitane was born in a family of musicians. Influenced by this cultural heritage, he was raised in Algerian and arabic music while discovering the percussion universe. When he was a teenager he began to ...

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Rui Silva (Portugal)

Rui Silva was born in 1984 in Coimbra. > 1984 Coimbra. Musician and adufe artisan.

Rui studied classical percussion at the Espinho Professional Music School (2002-2005) and completed his BA at the Oporto School of Music and Performing Arts (2005-2009). ...

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Matthias Haffner (Germany)

Matthias Haffner is a versatile and sought-after allround-percussionist based in Berlin /Germany. He is specialised in Brazilian Percussion, in particular the pandeiro, and has more than 30 years playing- and teaching experience. His career includes collaborations with

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Berkant Çakıcı (Turkey)

Born to a father of Damascus descent and having been introduced to def at the age of ten, Berkant Çakıcı is a master of percussion who was involved in the “Bach A L’orientale” project along with Anjelika Akbar and accompanied Aziza Mustafa Zadeh for a series of ...

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Tuğba Gülyeşil (Turkey)

Tuğba was born in 1991, in Witzenhausen, Germany. She graduated from Istanbul University; English Language Teaching department in 2015. She finished “Classical Turkish Music” Program at Istanbul University in 2017 and started her master on Turkish Religious Music at ...

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Ganesh Kumar (India)

Ganesh Kumar is among the world's leading exponents of classical percussion instruments from South India, the Kanjira ( South Indian Frame Drum ) a one sided frame drum of stretched monitar lizard skin with brass jingles fitted at the wooden rim. Disciple of Sri T R

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Kimia Bani (Iran/Germany)

Kimia Bani, an Iranian musician and poet, has lived in Germany since 2018.  She has studied dramaturgy and performing arts. Also, has been a percussionist, music teacher and composer for 15 years. ...

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