African percussion/ Vibes/ Marimba
The hectic, modern time of nower days has established a consistent position for the archaic power of the drums. Human being experiences rest, release and the feeling of community within.
Especially African music, for its diversity and "joy of life"- flavour always keeps fascinating anew.
During my expanded travels through Westafrica, it was especially the music of the Malinke I became acquainted with. Through Famoudou Konate, himself leader of the "ballet africain" since more than 20 years, i became familiar with the traditions and the unoverse of rhythm of the Malinke.
Rhythm is a special experience for everybody, professional or layman and it is my pleasure to mediate this experience to all people.
Classes in traditional African percussion, rhythms, songs and background. Classes in improvisation, composition and notation. Group-classes for all levels, workshops for single days, weekends or weeks.
Continuous classes and lessons (Switzerland only) Animation, lectures and demonstrations.
Group-classes for children and youngsters of all age. Classes inschools, social institutions, homes, youth-clubs etc.
SAP 3 years professional fulltime or parttime education in African percussion (Zürich).
Concerts and performances in various formations. Afro, Jazz. Pop etc. in venues of all sizes, churches, openair- & indoor-festivals.
accompaniment of dance and dance-classes, schoolconcerts.
For workshops up to 40 participants in Europe are available:
Djembes, congas, doundouns, balafons, gongs from Java & China, smallpercussion.
Negotiation and sale of all instruments, rental, repair & maintenance.
Negotiation of travels and workshops in Westafrica.
Education: - School of jazz, Zürich (vibes)
- Scola Cantorum, Basel
- Masterdrummer Kofi Missiso, Ghana
- Famoudou Konate, Guinee
- Adama Bamba, Ivory-coast
Guem, Africa dance compagnie, Irene Schweizer, Schlagart, Echo, Doppelbock and many others.
Echo & Doppelbock, trad. Swiss Music; Schlagart.
Phone/Fax: ++41 79 604 22 00