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Pandeireta (workshop)

Molière Theatre - Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles

Pandeireta (workshop)

Galician tambourine course

The Galician tambourine is traditionally accompanied by the Gaita (bagpipes), a song and a dance. Eva and Xabi want to share with you their knowledge of different percussion instruments, utilising rythms such as the Muiñeira, the Xota, the Rumba, the Mazurka, the Waltz,… without forgetting « el repeñique », a quite unique drum roll of its type.  If you are not yet familiar with the Pandeireta (tambourine), this is your ideal opportunity to enter into the heart of the rythms of world music. How is it organised? The methods and techniques are taught step by step. No music theory is required, the oral teaching makes the sessions more fun. The method unites technique with the pleasure of playing, so as to better explore the art of percussion.  Improvisation group sessions also play an important part.  You will not only learn to play an instrument but will also awake your inner musician. 


  • Courses: 13/10, 10/11, 02/02, 22/03
  • Beginners: 10:00 a 12:00 (Eva)
  • Advanced: 10:00 à 12:00 (Xavi)

The Pandeireta duo is made up of Eva Fernandez Palomo and Xavier Sanchez e Iglesias. Since their youth, Eva and Xavi have shared the same passion for traditional Galician music from the North-West of Spain. The duo was set up in 2006 in order to promulgate this feature of Galician culture. The words of the songs and the instrumental techniques employed during the sessions come from the Galician oral tradition.  Some have been passed down from generation to generation, over more than 400 years. Eva and Xabi return regularly to Galicia to continue their research and collecting of songs, dances et traditional instrumental techniques.

Eva is a member of the group Ialma.  She has taken part as a singer and musician in various projects such as Mundomix, Portugaliza et « PIM » – Peace in Music.  She has followed courses in dance and singing with teachers such as Pati Blanco, Xurxo Fernandes and Oscar Cobos.  Eva holds a diploma in traditional dance techniques from the Xunta of Galicia and is currently teaching introduction to music at the Wallonia – Brussels Federation of Young People and Music.

Xabi is a member of the Belgian-Galician groupe A Contrabanda. This group is the offspring of Muziekpublique itself, and participates in numerous celebrations of the sounds of this Spanish music which is so reminiscent of traditional airs from Ireland, Brittany and Belgium. Xabi holds a diploma in techniques of traditional chant and pandeireta from the Xunta of Galicia. He has also followed courses with Marisol Palomo (member of the group Ialma) and courses by Galician artists such as Xose Lois Romero, Suso Vaamonde, Quique Peon, Ruote and Xurxo Fernandes.

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Courses: 13/10, 10/11, 02/02, 26/04

  • Beginners: 10:00 a 12:00 (Eva)
  • Advanced: 10:00 à 12:00 (Xavier)

Continuity is ensured between classes, so it is preferable that students attend 4 sessions (60 €). However, it is possible to pay 17 € (in cash) per session the same day.


Molière Theatre
Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles


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