The Drexel University Mediterranean Ensemble is open to any student with an interest in performing traditional music from Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. All traditional and Western instruments are welcomed including oud, bouzouki and saz along with guitar, violin and sax. Percussionsts can play Drexel's wide assortment of traditional drums including doumbek, riq and djimbe. Students will have the opportunity to perform 7/8 and 9/8 rhythms from Greece, 10/8 rhythms from Turkey, learn songs in Greek, Turkish, Arabic and Hebrew. The course will also have a dance component. This ensemble will fulfill the ensemble requirement for music majors.
Drexel's Mediterranean Ensemble will meet on Wednesdays from 3-6 pm starting in the spring of 2007. Please contact Bruce Kaminsky at email@example.com for more information.