Instructor: Hakan Kaya

Born in a musician family in Istanbul, Hakan started his music life at his early ages and he met the rhythms of rich multi-cultural Anatolian Folk Music tradition.

He had his first rhythm and percussion trainings from İzzet Kızıl and Şenol Cümbüşlü. When he was 16, he studied Indian rhythms and Tabla with Ran Kumar Mishra in Varanasi India. Under the musical and spiritual impression of this training in India, he had the unique opportunity of observing musical techniques and perspectives of different cultures and synthesizing the complementary cultures of Turkey and India.

For long years he has been performing with prominent musicians and teaching how to play Darbuka, Riq, Frame Drum, Def to students from all around the world in his Rhythm Atelier in Istanbul and through the international workshops.

Hakan Kaya has been the first Turkish percussionist who has released an instructional darbuka DVD in 2013.

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