North African percussion


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This workshop will allow the participants to discover the different percussion instruments used in the classical and popular repertoires of North Africa, mainly Tamazigh and Gnawa, i.e. the bendir, the tar (tambourine with cymbalettes),

The original peoples of North Africa are known as Amazigh, while this same territory is called Tamazgha.


Ammar TOUMI was born in 1965 in Ghardaïa, in the Algerian desert. From the age of four, he began to participate in the tradition of his large musical family, the Blue tribe composed of a mixture of white Amazires and black slaves. They animated the festivals and events in the area. At the age of seven, he became interested in Arab-Andalusian music and continued his training with one of the great masters of Maghreb folk music, Ustad Zaïdi Sid Ahmed.

Since 1990 he has lived in Switzerland and has collaborated with musicians from all over the world. Founder of the group "Les Nomades" in 1995, he has participated in numerous forays into the world of jazz and traditional world music.

For many years he has accompanied the creations of the Ballet Junior and several contemporary dancers.

He plays the oud, the gembri, the darbuka and various percussions.

Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie - 10, rue de Montbrillant - 1201 Genève

Les lundis de 18h30 à 20h

Cours privés sur demande

Cours collectif : 120 CHF par mois - 40 CHF le cours à l'unité
Cours privé : 50 CHF l'heure


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