Ahmed al-Mukhtar, Iraki London based virtuoso ud player and teacher of Arabian music is invited by CERMAA/FOREDOFICO to demonstrate Iraki improvisations in the frame of a Masterclass at the Lebanese Conservatory (CNSML) in Sinn-el-Fil (Beirut-Lebanon), from 15:00 to 17:00 on Thursday the 23rd of April 2015, venue “S”. Mukhtar will also sign his new CD [more…]
After their workshop in Beirut, Astrakan‘s leading team, Simone Alvez (voice) and Yann Gourvil (guitars, Ꜥūd, sāz etc.) went on and published their first album ; soon after, Yann decided to finish the mix of the Beirut session which is now available for downloading. Yann featured also an interesting percussion instrument for the published album. [more…]
In October 2012, ICONEA Director Richard Dumbrill visited Lebanon, initially to attend a conference in Beirut on Rituals in the Ancient Levant. The conference was cancelled following a bombing in the metropolis. Dumbrill seeked help from CERMAA/FOREDOFICO to produce a documentary film on the subject he had intended to give at the National Museum. The [more…]
The proceedings (French, English and Arabic) of the November 2011 Brest (Brittany) Conference on Modality are available at http://www.drom-kba.eu/IMG/pdf/actesdrom.pdf. The conference program is downloadable at http://www.drom-kba.eu/IMG/pdf/programmecolloque.pdf or http://www.drom-kba.eu/IMG/pdf/conference-program.pdf.
Simone Alvez and Yann Gourvil’s Astrakan directing a workshop and performing in Beirut (see post http://foredofico.org/CERMAA/?p=325) Listening to Astrakan in Beirut Kan al lagouterion 02 (master) 11 Barzh an Infern 03 (master) 11 An Dezertour-rvb 01 (master) 11 An daou gamerad fidel 03 (master) 11 Photo Gallery Please visit Astrakan’s web site: [more…]
The Brest conference on modality took place from the 16th to the 18th of November. Please see http://www.drom-kba.eu/Conference-musicale-Musiques.html and http://www.drom-kba.eu/Colloque-du-Pole-de-la-modalite-et.html. Amine Beyhom, Director of CERMAA, presented a conference with Erik Marchand on the 16th of November, and a paper on un-tempered instruments the next day.
Un atelier de musiques bretonnes a été organisé au CNSML (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique au Liban) à l’initiative du CERMAA et de FOREDOFICO, en collaboration avec la direction du conservatoire. Le musicien Yann Gourvil et la chanteuse Simone Alvez, invités par le CERMAA et FOREDOFICO, ont dirigé l’atelier le jeudi 26 avril dans la [more…]