This workshop is going to focus on the qanun technique through the repertoire of the wider Greek Folk and Urban traditions.
The qanun is an instrument which offers special and rich possibilities as a means of artistic expression. It is mostly found in the music tradition of the Mediterranean basin, a region whose cultural identity is an amalgam of the multicultural influences- Arab, Persian, Turkish, Greek and Balkan music traditions have all contributed to its distinct character.
The workshop is going to cover the particular music references of the instrument, as well as to provide examples of enrichment of the repertoire by kindred music traditions which maintain a timeless interactive relation with our own.
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