More Music (CDs) from the musicians we work with will be available soon on this page.
We will also present a selection of mediteranean music and music from cultures with a focus on rhythm.
If we receive a possitive feedback for instructional material and compositions, we can also offer working material from different drumming cultures.
Harel Shachal & The Ottomans (Israel)
Middle eastern makam (melodic system) played by the clarinet, combined with a jazz-musician's outlook, gypsy-like fluidity and Mediterranean spices, were the mix that Harel Shachal had in mind when forming “Harel Shachal & The Ottomans.” He found unique musicians who shared his passion for middle eastern music and ottoman makams while possessing deep knowledge of western music. Performing weekly for more than 4 years in the heart of Jaffa's old Ottoman quarter, they've collectively mastered a new style of music. An Israeli fusion of old and new, east and west.
Living in Tel Aviv for 4 month, I had the chance to learn with so many great musicians. One of the best experiences I had, was to join Harel's Makam Workshop and play the closing concert with them.
Pang Pung Trio (France)
Since 2006, the Pang Pung Ensemble has been exploring Eastern and Asian cultures through music, dance, storytelling and shadow theater.
Vincent Couprie: tabla, harmonium and percussion
Jean Desaire: guitar, bouzouki, banjo, vièle and sarod
Brice Kartmann: acoustic bass and baglama
Christophe Moure: tale and puppet manipulation of the shadow theater.
Kadek Puspasari: choreography and dance