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North American Frame Drum Association, Inc.

North American Frame Drum Association, Inc. announces Frame Drum Fest 2009 to be held  March 26-29, 2009 in Mendham, New Jersey with over 22 artists, 4 days, 2 concerts, 2 presentations and 11 workshops!

Cost: $480



Glen Velez (USA, new techniques for frame drums)

David Kuckhermann (Germany, Persian rhythms & techniques for frame drums)

Andrea Piccioni (Italy, Italian tamburello techniques)

N. Scott Robinson (USA, Indian kanjira techniques, modern bodhran)

Michel Merhej Baklouk (Lebanon, Arabic riqq techniques)

Steáfán Hannigan (Ireland, Irish bodhrán techniques)

Randy Gloss
(USA, Brazilian pandeiro techniques)

Judith Cohen (Canada, adufe in Spain & Portugal)

Glen Fittin (USA, composing for Frame Drums)

Marla Leigh (USA, Middle Eastern Tar)

Jonás Gimeno Marín (Spain, Spanish pandereta techniques)

Murat Coskun (Turkey, Turkish rhythms for riqq)

Additional concert appearances by: Shane Shanahan, Jennifer Caputo, John de Kadt, Yousif Sheronick, Salokhiddin Fakhriev (Uzbek doyra), Mark Katsaounis, Todd Isler.  Special guests - Saskia Tomkins, K. S. Resmi (India), & Lori Cotler.


North American Frame Drum Association, Inc. is proud to offer for Frame Drum Fest 2009, the Glen Velez Frame Drum Scholarship.

One scholarship to attend Frame Drum Fest 2009 covering the festival's fee & registration, worth a total of $480.00, will be awarded from a generous fund donated by Glen Velez (this scholarship does not include travel costs). The scholarship is open to deserving non-professional frame drummers only.

Applicants should send a typed letter of application stating your background with frame drums along with a 3-5 minutes only DVD-R (minus format in NTSC video only with your name clearly marked) demonstrating your playing ability of either a single frame drum style or a variety of styles. A panel of three judges made up from the board of directors and advisory board of the North American Frame Drum Association, Inc. will decide upon a winner. Completed applications are due November 15, 2008 and the winner will be announced by mid-January 2009.

Send applications to:

Glen Velez Frame Drum Scholarship

c/o North American Frame Drum Association, Inc.

2604 Evergreen Avenue, Apt. #2

Baltimore, Maryland 21214-1731 USA

NAFDA, Inc. - Frame Drum Fest 2009 - March 26-29, 2009 in Mendham, New Jersey, USA at The Community of St. John Baptist & St. Marguerite’s Retreat House - 82 West Main Street, Mendham, New Jersey 07945.

For More Information: www.myspace.com/northamericanframedrumassociation.