Modal music from the Mediterranean region & Middle East


+++ Introductions, Friday 19th of Oct |1 – 4 pm (no experience needed) +++

At the second part of Roots and Sprouts workshops we will be having with us Isabel Martín. She will teach traditional iberian rhythms and songs on the SQUARE DRUM. There will be also some input about the orchestration of percussion instruments. If you are curious join at Jolle Leipzig.

Introduction Modal Music from the Mediterranean with Christos Barbas and a Peppe Frana at Pöge-Haus


+++ For more experienced: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th, 10am – 6pm +++

At Jolle Leipzig you will have the opportunity to get deeper insights into techniques and rhythm adaptations on the fascinating drum from Peñaparda with Isabel Martín.

Christos Barbas and a Peppe Frana teach repertoire from Turkey, Greece and many more music cultures from the Mediterranean and Middle East at Pöge-Haus


Details for Workshop Part II


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Pictures Workshop I 14th till 16th of Sept 2018


Workshops at Roots and Sprouts

On two weekends you have the opportunity to be inspired by various internationally known artists and experienced teachers and expand your musical horizon. If you are interested, there is the opportunity to develop your own pieces to work together with the group and the teachers.

The workshops are aimed at instrumentalists and singers, with and without a migration background, who play an instrument.

The teachers impart traditional melodies and rhythms from the Mediterranean region and the Middle East (Greek, Turkish, Afghan, Persian, Spanish, and others) and their contemporary forms. It introduces the characteristics of modal music of these cultures (Maqamat / Makamlar) and insights into improvisational forms (Taksim).

According to your instrument, you opt for one of the teachers and work with them as a group (ADVANCED).
You can either book one or two weekends.

On FRIDAYS you have the opportunity to be inspired by the topics of the teachers (INTRODUCTION).
Introductions can be booked separetly and are open for all levels.

Workshop language will be English.



Part I 14. – 16. September 2018

Part II 19 – 21 October 2018

Workshop Times:
Friday 13-16 Uhr,
Saturday 10-13 and 15-18 Uhr
Sunday 10-13 and 15-18 Uhr


Do you have one or more sleeping places that you can provide? Then write us an email.