Sjahin During

Sjahin During

Sjahin During (°1972) lives in the Netherlands. He has founded and led several groups including Bayuba Cante, Turqumstances and most recently Tarhana and Afro Anatolian Tales Arifa. He is a producer and teacher of world music, specialized in percussion. During has studied with masters in Havana (Cuba), Istanbul (Turkey), India, Spain and Africa. The percussion instruments he plays are very varied: bata drums, congas, cajon, udu, various frame drums, darbuka, riq, kanjira,… 

Sjahin During has toured and has given concerts and workshops in He played in different locations and festivals around the world including North Sea Jazz Festival, Big Bang Drum Festival, Percussion Festival Havana-Cuba, Nuits de Afrique - Montreal, Vancouver Folk Festival, Rhythms of the World - Toronto, Halifax Atlantic Jazz Festival, Tradition du Monde - Quebec, Banff Art Centre, Istanbul Akbank Jazz Festival, Babylon, ODTU Ankara, Rajaststan Folk Festival, Ollin Kan Mexico, Dubai Jazz, Cairo Jazz Festival, Music Meeting Festival, Paradiso, Bimhuis, Reiziger in Muziek TV, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rasa, Melkweg, de Doelen, Vredeburg, Heineken Music Hall.

He worked with: Asko - Schönberg Ensemble, Martin Fondse, Harmen Franje, Claron Mcfadden, Arto Tunçboyaciyan, Eric Vloeimans, Miguel "Anga" Diaz, Simon Phillips, Pedro Luis Ferrer, Lakha Khan, Ernst Glerum, Jorge Reyes, Pete Lockett, Carlo Rizzo, Naseer Shamma, Edmare Castaneda, Pancho Quinto, Jos Machtel, Martha Galarraga, Amalia Pedrosa, Stefan Kruger, Jorge Reyes, Alex Simu, Lilian Veira, Osama Abdulrasol, Ghalia Benali, Bart Fermie, Mola Sylla, Arnold Dooyeweerd, Slobodan Trkulja, Franz von Chossy,  Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui(Les Ballets C. de la B.), Aike Dirkzwager, Rene Groothof, Aynur, the Gypsy's from Rajasthan, Alla Rakha Kalavant, Sharat Chandra Srivastava, Izaline Calister & Harmen Fraanje, Theodosii Spassov.

In 2007 the production Meneer Ibrahim & de bloemen van de koran (Mr. Ibrahim & the Flowers of the Koran) won the GOUDEN KREKEL (Golden Cricket), the annual Dutch national award for best children’s theatre production, directed by Aike Dirkzwager, with actor Rene Groothof and percussionist Sjahin During.

Over the years Sjahin During gave lessons in percussion and various concepts of non-western rhythm at conservatories in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Alkmaar, Istanbul, Damascus and Tunis and he gives weekly workshops at the CREA (the cultural organization of Amsterdam University). - -

Productions with Sjahin During

Production Function
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2020-2021)Percussion
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2019-2020)Percussion
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2018-2019)Percussion
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2017-2018)Percussion
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2016-2017)Percussion