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Maghreb Orchestra - ensemble with rhythms from the Maghrib with Salim Beltitane

"Maghrib Orchestra": ensemble with rhythms from the Maghrib with Salim Beltitane


This course is part of Tamburi Mundi 5-Days
from 03. to 07.08.2020

09.00 - 09.45 h - Impulse workshops with various lecturers
10.00 - 13.30 h - Lessons with Salim

15.00 - 15.30 h - Open offer like frame drum and singing circle / body percussion / rhythm games

On Friday, August 7th from 12.45-13.30 h, a joint performance of all the workshop groups will take place.


Time: daily 10 - 13.30 h
Location: E-Werk, Freiburg



Salim Beltitane (Algeria/France)

Instruments: frame drums 
(Please bring your own instruments; for exceptional cases please leave a message on the registration form)
Workshop topic:

North African music remains not well-known by the public and does not benefit the precise lighting it deserves. Maghreb music is therefore the fruit of different sensibilities. It mixes Berber, African, Oriental, Ottoman and Western influences. It's divided into several levels of repertoires: the profane and the sacred, the learned and the popular.


The objective of this workshop is to offer the opportunity to experience the beautiful 6/8 rhythm and the concept of polyrhythmic conversation("Tahdira").

The idea is to imagine that the « group » takes precedence over the « individual », that the musician is at the service of the ensemble. In this musical context, we’ll explore North African rhythms : 6/8 5/8,12/8…

During courses, we will use among others, a typical « Bendir » (with strings) and a « Taarija ». These two instruments are essentials to give the flavour of some specifical rhythms.

Finally, we’ll work on typical clapping hands techniques and additional voices !"

Language of instructioin:


Level: Alle levels with experience in frame drum playing!



Please note:

    The Frame Drum Academy offers agian two days workshops with various lecturers, that can be booked additionally. The courses take place from 15-18.00 pm or from 16.00-17.30 pm. The schedule of the extra workshops is aligned to the other courses, which might be relevant for the participants of the 2, 5 or 7 days courses, in order to enable them to join these workshops after their regular course program. Even though, these extra workshops for two days can also be booked separately and independently from the festival program. Read more - CLICK HERE!

  • If you would like to visit the evening concert, you might get a reduced ticket price on the days you booked a course. Because the concerts are often sold out, we recommend you to reserve your ticket in advance!
  • If you are looking for a cheap lunch, we recommend you the new E-Werk restaurant „FLUXUS“.
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