Over the last 12 years, we have built and designed thousands of darbuka models for almost every player’s level. In mid- 2019 Arab Instruments decided to design a premium darbuka which would answer important aspects of professional darbuka players’ requests.
1) Casting - One of the most important factor when building a darbuka drum, is the quality and the density of the Aluminum material. When we designed the Crown darbuka we used high density of Aluminum and made sure that during the casting process all the small holes created in this process would be filled and the final casting would be 100% perfect. By this accurate process we made sure that the sound that comes out from the darbuka is pure and clean.
What is the Darbuka Defender and why should you use it?
If you play the Darbuka, you know that this is an amazing, but also super-fragile instrument. You need to pay a lot of attention to the way you use it and even store or handle the instrument. That’s why it can be a great idea to invest in the Darbuka Defender, as this is the kind of product that will help protect your investment in the long run.
What type of damage can you encounter without the Darbuka Defender?
What you will notice about the Mother of Pearl Darbuka is that it’s very fragile, especially at the bottom, but also at the top. You can end up with scratches, dings and other things that will remove
One of the most exciting job we have here in Arab Instruments, is to make your dream come true.
Beside all the amazing staff we are doing on a daily basis, we took on our self the mission to design the most beautiful and unique darbuka for every player who seek for something really really special.
Every doumbek that we design get special treatment, unbelievable finishing and outstanding sound.
How do we do it? Watch the video below. (For any custom order please fill the following form)
As you all probably know, different players use different types of darbuka skins and there are so many skins out there which produces different sounds.
In this article we will try to explore the different skins for the doumbek / darbuka drums and try to understand which one will be your best choice.
Regular transparent Egyptian skin
Almost 90% of the darbukas which have been made in Egypt comes with this skin. This skin made of plastic and it comes in two thickness: 0.3 millimeter and 0.6 millimeter.
The advantages of the transparent Egyptian skin are: They are very easy to install, when the skin become loose as a result of a lot of drumming sessions, you will always have the option to close a little more the pegs around the ring (in case you didn't close the ring until the end) and stretched the skin even more.
The disadvantages of this skin are: The erosion of this skin is higher than the other skins and players who play a lot with
For many years, the ceramic darbuka maker "Baraka" (from Hungary) build a professional ceramic darbukas for the top players around the world.
Baraka build his darbukas in different technic from other makers.
In his building process, his darbuka burns inside an oven two times.
The first time the ceramic material getting hard after the darbuka has been shaped by hand (Height and diameter).
On the second time he covers the darbuka outside and inside with a glaze and burn it again on high temperature. After the second burning the darbuka gets an amazing
shining color which becomes a part of the darbuka forever.
Every skin (Goat, fish or calf) selected specifically for each darbuka in order to get the ultimate sound. The thickness of the skin is also take into account in this process.
Eventually you will get an outstanding darbuka with unbelievable look and one of the best sound ceramic darbuka can offers.
Music is an important part of human life, we listen to the music in our daily life and it has a great affect on people. Some are inspired by the good music and some people consider music as refreshment for their soul. The great musicians who compose music know the worth of the musical instruments. If the musical instrument is of great quality, it will certainly produce music according to the needs of the master but if there are faults in the instrument than the quality music will not be produced. So when you think of to buy a sombaty darbuka or solo darbuka, Emin percussion is might be a great choice for you.
Emin percussion has a great name in the world of music and a lot of musicians and true artists know the worth of the musical instruments they used to produce the music and Emin percussion is one of the best darbuka for you to select your musical instrument and produce the music that can reach the hearts of the people. Emin sombaty black darbuka and solo black darbuka are
Here in Arab Instruments we are trying to provide sound samples for almost every musical instruments we have in our website. This time we have decided to collect our team and to play something together. The combination of Arabic ney , oud and darbuka is sounds so good and we do want that you watch it and listen to this amazing harmony.
For 2017 we are planning to bring to our website a newest Arabic musical instruments models. All our models are hand made, which have been made with a lot of love and care. This year there are no excuses, this year you are going to give yourself a present and once you will hold our Arabic musical instrument you will understand why we are so enjoying our work.
When you dive into the world of mother of pearls Egyptian darbukas you will find out that there are two types of mother of pearls doumbeks.
The first one is the white / yellow pearls which is the most common pearls, covers 95% of the pearls darbukas made in Egypt. The second one is the blue pearls which is very rare an expensive.
The blue pearl calls also abalone and the majority of abalone species are found in cold waters, such as off the coasts of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Western North America, and Japan. The shell colors of the abalone is a mix of an amazing blue, green and turquoise and these colors make the darbuka so glory and outstanding. There are many artists who use the
Drums can be found in almost all sizes and shapes, largely with regards to the origins with the drum as well as the tradition in which produced the use through the entire age groups. Drums, nonetheless, have got a very important factor in accordance the cornerstone regarding design which is noticed nowadays inside the basic, but intricate, shape drum. In this article we will discuss about some information you need to know regarding bendir and mazhar drums.
The Bendir is a percussion instrument typical in Morocco and Algeria. Strings are called zanzana or uzman attached to the underside of the head to give it a characteristic buzz.
Grips and Technique
A consistent feature of the depictions of these drums throughout their history has been the use of two main grips for holding the instrument. The player is always shown with the left hand holding
Those who are doumbek lovers already have known playing it and who are interested in playing it would know how much fun playing it. On the other hand numerous players don’t give the right regard for their darbuka drum. They are playing with extremely old darbuka that looks awful, some of them play with exceptionally modest darbuka however in this article we will inform you about 8 reasons why to learn playing the doumbek today!
Playing doumbek drums and get rhythms can be an optimal experience and encourages participants of all ages to achieve flow.
There’s a saying ‘Drumming can help students grow academically’. Learning doumbek can enhance and create permanent impression on the ability to concentrate and compliment studies in the arts, math, science, language arts, history & physical fitness.