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)
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
- Jan 08 2017
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.
- Nov 20 2016When 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
- Oct 18 2015
Belly dancing is a very popular kind of dance. It has become a famous kind of dance exercise all over the world. It is a type of Middle Eastern dance that became popular in the West and scattered universally. It was originally an improvised solo dance involving the torso formulation, and the dance had been improvised in different countries worldwide.
It’s a dance mainly focusing on the torso, and strictly following the beat of the music. The musical instruments used in the dance are an integral part of the whole thing. It gives meaning and color to the dance itself.
One of the instruments used in belly dancing is “darbuka / Doumbek” or ‘goblet drum’ in English. It has a single head, with a goblet shape, and is mostly
The darbuka is thought to be the pioneer of percussion instruments in the Middle East. As a variety of darbuka are accessible, it may not be easy for anyone to pick one out of the numerous to play. However, those who know about the instrument or are interested in playing it would know which one is best for them. Numerous players don't give the right regard for their darbuka drum. They playing with extremely old darbuka that looks awful, some of them play with exceptionally modest darbuka and in this article we will give you 6 motivations behind why each darbuka player ought to have a professional darbuka.
The mother of pearl inlays a little high price due to this most players prefer to purchase darbuka which comes
When we (Arab Instruments) build mother of pearl doumbek, there are some aspects that we need to take into consideration.
We use extra layer of aluminum for all our doumbeks , this is why our "New Generation Darbuka" weigh around 11 lib (5 k"g) and our sombaty plus darbuka weigh around 13.64 lib - 14.3lib (6.2kg - 6.5kg).
This extra layer produces higher quality Arabic sound which make Arab Instruments darbukas to be on the top in terms of sound and quality.
- Nov 17 2014
Also known as a goblet drum or doumbek, the darbuka is a membranophone with a single head and a body shaped like a goblet. It is used in the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe or Arabia.
The sounds produced by the darbuka include the intense bass sounds produced by striking the head in the center. The next sound is the tec and is a higher pitched sound. There are many techniques of hitting the darbuka that produce different sounds and timbres.
Arab Instruments sombaty plus darbuka is the leader of percussion instruments used in the Middle East. Oriental music first produced the distinctive rhythms and now the Darbuka is popular in Western music. The drum itself is a single-headed instrument that makes it very different from other musical instruments in the percussion family. The darbuka has long history of being used for belly dancing music in the
Not everyone is always interested in the latest and cutting edge technological breakthroughs when it comes to instrument making. We discussed in previous blogs about the accuracy, professionalism and sound that comes out of synthetically built instruments such as the oud and darbuka, but some players no matter what you tell them, show them even compare with, they always look into techniques and methods that are old school and naturally hand crafted. Why? Because some critics say that even though you can synthesize the sound of an instrument, you will never be able to clone its soul.