Music and Cultural Tour in Turkey

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE, PERCUSSION AND MUSIC HOLIDAY.
SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF TURKEY.

23rd of September to the 30th of September 2013.

with Chas Whitaker, Maren Lueg, Camen Jones.

 

AT THE LAZY LIZARD BOUTIQUE-HOTEL, Uzunyurt (Faralya) near Oludeniz. Situated in a stunning  Boutique Hotel in one of the most beautiful parts of the southern Mediterranean coastline.

 

Turkish Dance  & Egyptian Belly Dance, Middle Eastern Percussion, Ney Flute and Middle Eastern Music Workshops.

 

 The non residential workshop price for the week is 90 Euro and includes 10 hours of either Dance, Music or Percussion workshops over 4-5 days.

A single day workshop price is 20 – 25 Euro and includes a 2 – 2 1/2 hours of workshop time.

One to One tuition and Master Classes in Turkish Ney Flute, Egyptian Belly Dance or Darabuka are 25 Euro’s per hour.

 

Residential Full Workshop Holiday prices start at £400 and include:

Accommodation,

A Minimum of 10 Hours of Workshops,

Large Breakfast Buffets, Three Course Dinner Buffets,

 Music Concerts, Dance Shows,

Boat Trip, Tours,

Turkish Hamam.

Unlimited use of the beautiful Lazy Lizard fresh water Swimming Pool.


Workshops:

Turkish & Middle Eastern Percussion,Turkish  Folkloric and Gypsy Dance, Egyptian Belly Dance, Arabic & Turkish Ney Flute, Introduction to Middle Eastern Music.

DANCE WORKSHOPS:

(Dance classes are open for men and women.)

Egyptian Belly Dance.

Turkish Harem Dance.

PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS:

Introduction to Middle Eastern Percussion.

Tuition for intermediate to advanced Darabuka players: Turkish  & Egyptian Darabuka  playing style and technique.

Middle Eastern & Turkish Darabuka – Master Classes available.

MUSIC WORKSHOPS:

Introduction to Arabic and Turkish Music for Melody Players. (All instruments are welcome.)
This course gives Western musicians the opportunity to study Turkish music from a Western perspective and to gain a good understanding about the Maqams system and theory and practice of Turkish Music.

Introduction to Turkish Ney.

Tuition for intermediate Ney students: Ney Taqasim and Improvisation and Modulation on the Turkish Ney.

Seminar about the History of Turkish & Middle Eastern Music.

Main Workshop Teachers:

 

 

Carmen Jones

Carmen’s dance is one of expression, expansion and fun.
Her years of experience have been a journey of self discipline, self discovery and adventure.
She has trained with many great teaches from Egypt, U.K and U.S.A and continues to develop her style by taking classes in contemporary dance.
Her real passion is working with ‘live’ music. Not only has she performed on several occasions with Hossam Ramzy and his Ensemble but also has guested with Brothers of the Baladi and has, since 2007, performed regularly with U.K based bands Mazaj and Souk-Bab-El -Louk.

Her close collaboration with the musicians have led her to gain a deep understanding of the connection between musician and dancer.

It is this that she especially enjoys sharing with her students through her teaching.

For more info about Carmen: www.raqsarabia.co.uk

 

Chas Whitaker: Darabuka / Duff / Riq / Segat.

Chas has been learning, performing and teaching Middle Eastern percussion for over 20 years. Predominantly self taught he has travelled extensively across Morocco, Egypt and Turkey where has taken instruction and inspiration from many of the best players. Renowned for his patient and clear instruction, he is very adept at teaching groups or individuals to suit their particular needs. He is a regular teacher at many of the UK€™s premier music and dance festivals and summer schools such as Glastonbury, WOMAD, Drum Camp, MidEastFest, MAJMA etc. He plays in several ensembles including Mazaj and Souk Bab el Louk and has guested with many other artists e.g. Hossam Ramzy’s Orchestra.
For more information about Chas: www.arabicdrum.co.uk


Maren Lueg: Arabic & Turkish Ney Flute, Saxophone and Transfers Flute.

Maren started her musical education from an early age in Germany. Initially trained in Western music, she focused her studies on Jazz and Middle Eastern music. Maren passed her Masters in Near and Middle Eastern Music Performance in 2010 with Merit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Over the last 7 years Maren has studied Turkish and Arabic Ney flute with international recognised Masters of Ney such as Wadie Nossier (Cairo/London), Mohammed Antar (Cairo), Dr.Kadry Sorour (Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt), Omer ErdogŸdular (Istanbul), Murat Ferhat Yeguel (Konya State Conservatuary), Mutlu Yilmazer (Turkey).
She performs regularly with Western and Middle Eastern Music Ensembles national and internationally. In 2010 Maren joined the Royal Shakespeare Company Music Ensemble at Stratford Upon Avon for 3 months for their production of The Arabian Nights Theatre Show playing Ney, Zurna and Arabic Saxophone. She is a regular teacher at many specialist music festivals and summer schools presenting Introductions to Middle Eastern Music and also the Ney.

 

The Lazy Lizard is an outstandingly beautiful Boutique Hotel located in one of the most beautiful parts of the southern Mediterranean coast line. The hotel is run on ecological principles, using local products and organic gardening. www.lazylizardfaralya.com

Please have a look at our Youtube Clip about the Lazy Lizard.


Special rates for partners, family members and friends.

We also offer group discounts please contact Maren for more information.


The Lazy Lizard offers a wide range of accommodation from luxury double and single rooms to log cabins. Special rates for family members or friends are available if a friend or partner wants to enjoy the holiday but not partake in workshops, please contact us for a specialised quote.

There are many activities available for guests, here a few to consider: WALKS – Spectacular local walks affording exquisite panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean coastline and the famous Lycian way right on your doorstep. Paths are well marked and maintained and local guides with local knowledge of the flora and fauna are available to hire. BEACHES – N.B. these beaches are approximately 20 minutes away from the Lazy Lizard, by Dolmus ( local minibus transport ). Kidrak – also known as the Paradise Beach a sparsely populated beautiful beach with safe swimming as used predominantly by locals with beach, sun loungers and shade and a cafe all available – modest entrance fee. Alternatively 5 minutes down further down the road, the famous beach and resort of Olu Deniz, click here www.oludeniz.com and en.wikipedia.org/Odeniz for more information on Olu Deniz. From here you can start the world famous paragliding experience from Mount Babadağ or take boat tours to several unique areas of special interest like Butterfly Valley www.faralyaarthouse.com Slightly further afield are the historical centres of Kayaköy deserted village – see Kayakoy and the bustling modern seaside town of Fethiye which is one of Turkey’s well-known tourist centres with excellent market for shopping opportunities and local Hamam. N.B. the Lazy Lizard itself boasts an amazing Hamam itself. Please visit www.faralya,org for a good overview of this fantastic area of Turkish coastline.

All prices include.

7 x nights Luxuries Boutique Hotel Accommodation,

7 x Large Breakfast Buffets

5 x Three Course Dinner Buffets.

A Minimum of 10 Hours of Workshops.

(You are welcome to attend as many workshops as you like. Additional 10 Hour of Dance, Percussion or Music Workshops are £70 per week.)

Boat Trip.

Tours to Fethiye.

Turkish Music Concert.

Trips to the Beach.

Dance Show.

Turkish Hamam at the Lazy Lizard Boutique Hotel.

Unlimited use of the beautiful Lazy Lizard fresh water Swimming Pool.

Price does NOT include flights.

 

Shared accommodation between 2 people in Canadian style Log Cabin:

£400 each.

Single accommodation in Canadian style Log Cabin:

£460 each.

Shared Double Room en suite:

£460 each.

Single Room with shared bathroom between 2 rooms:

£500 each.

Single Room en suite:

£550 each.

 

Luxury en-suit Double and Single Rooms:

 



Wooden Log Cabin (Canadian Style):

 

The nearest airport from the Lazy Lizard is Dalaman.

Here are some websites that offer a good selection of flights to Dalaman Airport.

www.jet2.com

www.opodo.co.uk

www.skyscanner.net

www.lastminute.com

www.dohop.com

www.turkishairlines.com

www.easyjet.com

www.flypgs.com

www.flythomascook.com

www.monarch.co.uk

For bookings and more information please contact Maren

Mobile Phone: 0044 (0)7727604212

Email: info@arabicmusicband.com

Please click on the link below to download our Terms and Conditions.

TERMS & CONDITION MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE, PERCUSSION AND MUSIC HOLIDAY. SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF TURKEY


The Lazy Lizard Hotel has got its own Turkish Bath (Hamam):

 

Photo Gallery of the Lazy Lizard Boutique Hotel:

To see more photos of the Lazy Lizard Boutique Hotel and surroundings please click here.

For bookings and more information please contact Maren

Mobile Phone: 0044 (0)7727604212

Email: info@arabicmusicband.com

Please click on the link below to download our Terms and Conditions.

TERMS & CONDITION MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE, PERCUSSION AND MUSIC HOLIDAY. SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF TURKEY