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.
Darbuka Meta is the first to transform the darbuka drums into an NFT collection, and it was through them that the reflection of ancient Egyptian culture was introduced into the digital realm. Each darbuka drum in the collection has a real presence and was / is available for sale on our website.
When we decided to build a clay darbuka we were determined that it should have the best resonance sound and also look impressive.
Arab Instruments' owner "Assaf" has the following vision:
"When I was a child my mother had a fruit plate made by an Armenian artist and decorated with blue flowers. . Today I am 46 years old and the same old plate is at my parents’ home with it’s unique blue flowers, barely scratched and ever so beautiful. And all of a sudden I thought that it would be wonderful to create a ceramic darbuka made just the same way: using the same Armenian drawing technique as in my parents’ plate and thus also perpetuating this artwork on the darbuka for more than 40 years."
The Best ways to keep your darbuka in a perfect condition
The magic of Darbuka Drums is in the sounds it releases.
The drums are fragile, especially those covered with pearls or made out of clay/ceramic. These materials need protection from scratches and cracks. Having cracks on your darbuka drum head will definitely change the sound it releases, so the safest option is to protect it.
That said, there are several misconceptions about the darbuka drum, its origin, history, types, and even how to protect it. So, how can you protect it perfectly?
A lot of players invest in expensive darbuka for its quality and beauty. But all of that can go away if they fail to protect it the right way. A new darbuka drum can quickly deteriorate in its performance and beauty if it's not well protected and perfectly taken care.
One thing every darbuka player must know is that you can’t keep or carry around your darbuka “naked.” It must always be in a Premium case if yo
What is so fascinating about Sombaty plus Darbuka?
What do you want the most in your musical instrument? Whether it is a wide variety of perfectly-tuned sounds and timbres, durability, or aesthetics, sombaty plus darbukas have it all. This fascinating musical masterpiece has a unique structure and looks intriguing with a hint of royalty. Once you learn to control and play a sombaty plus darbukas, you’ll be the king of the stage.
What is a Sombaty plus Darbuka?
A sombaty plus darbuka is a contemporary darbuka made in Egypt by Arab Instruments. The art of making darbukas has evolved for thousands of years along with the materials. They are made using aluminum covers with white mother of pearl, blue pearls from Australian coasts, and special Japanese pearls. Some craftsmen decorate their darbukas with wood and pearls. Experienced manufacturers like Arab I
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 color
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