This course is in English. Some of the courses in Dutch are also accessible for non-Dutchies. For more info check the specific course you’re interested in.

There’s something magical about playing percussion and it gives a lot of energy and satisfaction. The synchronicity of sound, energy and movement brings many people into ecstasy.

Percussion is also a collective name for all rhythmic instruments. Think of various hand-played drums like the djembe, the darbuka and the conga. But rattles, gongs, graters, shakers and cymbals belong to percussion too.

The course
We play percussion instruments from around the world: the cajon (Spain) the darbuka (Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa), the djembé and doundoun (West Africa) and all kinds of hand percussion from Brazil.

In a playfull way you learn various (traditional) rhythms, hand and sticks technique, coordination, timing, play intention, and how to write down a rhythm.
In the last few lessons we’ll applicate our rhythms. For example, how would it be to accompany a mask dance or harvest ritual on djembé, or a melodramatic gypsy band accompanied by darbukas?
Or will it be a sound journey from the North to the South Pole? One thing is certain, it is varied and festive!

Entrance requirements
Everyone is welcome.

We advise you to arrange a drum, because practicing at home is highly recommended. Shops in Amsterdam: Hampe, Gebroeders Muller, Dijkman or Pustjenspercussion or take a look at:, or .

The course ends up in a stunning performance at the CREA Music hall during the presentationweekend from June 1-3, 2018.
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Spring 2018

sorry, this course is now full
start date duration time
26-02-2018 12 weeks Mon 20:15-21:45
teacher cost* course no.
Martin van der Putte 68/102/136 817101
* First amount applies to full-time students only. Second amount to employees and graduates of UvA or HvA. Third amount to all others.
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** You can not enrol in a course which has already started.

CREA voorjaarsfolder 2018

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