Project Description

Rhani Krija


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Rhani Krija


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Rhani Krija was born in Essaouira, Morocco, in the heart of the Gnawa culture, in 1971. In his teens, he began listening to traditional music styles from North Africa, which formed the basis for the music he plays today. Known for his expertise in authentic Andalusian, Arabic, African and Latin rhythms, Rhani has become a highly sought after, international percussionist.

Currently living in Germany, he has recorded some beautiful percussion samplers for major record labels and performed all over the world in recent years.

Lessons and Coaching

Rhani about his lessons: “My concept is easy: Learn as much and different as you can and put it into a groove. It’s not about you …. it’s about the music … Learn how to serve a song.

In one sentence: Be unique in your sound and groove …”


Rhani has recorded, been on tour and shared the stage with: Sting, Dominic Miller, Herbie Hancock, Al Di Meola, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, Vince Mendoza, Annie Lennox, Prince , Klaus Doldinger, BAP , Xavier Naidoo, Sarah Connor, Herbert Grönemeyer, EMEL, Hindi Zahra, OUM, Max Mutzke, Martin Grubinger, WDR Big Band,  WDR Orchestra, SWR Big Band, Royal Symphony Orchester of London

What to expect

Focus of Rhani´s percussion coaching

Be unique in your own sound, and put yourself in the service of the music.


Andalusian, Arabic, African and Latin rhythms


advanced, pre-professional, master


from about 16 years


English, French, German, Arabic


upon request