Like Islamic art, North African music is complex, elaborate and decorated. From Al-Andalus, the moorish kingdom of Spain and North Africa, it has absorbed the music of Flamenco and the nuba suite from the dominant forms of the al-ala, and combined these with the hypnotic rhythms of Morocco and Algeria.
Half day and full day sessions, Fridays only
From Arabic North Africa and the Middle East come the colourful and exotic sounds of the doumbek, cahon and bendir. Students learn characteristic rhythms used both in traditional styles and the contemporary sounds of Rai and Chaabi, and use them to create their own compositions and improvisations.