SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Frame Drums: Daf, Bendir & Co

Vasilis Sarikis

Date: 16 June 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 20 June 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 16-20 June, Mon-Fri 5-7pm
Course Fee: £90 (concs £70) -> book online

Of simple but incredibly varied construction, frame drums are among the oldest drums known and found all over the world. The frame drum is an affordable and light percussion instrument, making it the ideal instrument to take anywhere, play everywhere. This course will explore how to produce different sounds, how to increase body awareness and natural hand movement. You will learn to play different rhythmic patterns, perform compositions for frame drums and learn to improvise in that context.
Suitable for beginners, instruments will be provided. With Vasilis Sarikis

Vasilis Sarikis is a multi-percussionist based in London. He specializes in Eastern Mediterranean and Balkan percussion and has studied extensively the drum set, jazz, music from Brazil and South India.
Originally from Greece, he has been living in London since 2003 working as a percussionist and educator. [artist website]

Contact email:

Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4500

Contact Fax: +44 (0)20 7898 4519