There are lots of associations and associative bars that help a lot and it’s easy to get in contact with them and work with them as a volunteer. That is what happened when I found Casa Consolat and also Dewrana Def, a lutherie workshop which repairs Kurdish, Turkish, Armenian instruments, as well as French and African ones. The owner is a guy from my hometown. I had met him a few times back there, and here he has helped me out a number of times. I come to the workshop to give him a hand and as a by-product I learn how to play the daf.
A Kurdish luthier on the Cours Julien