Darbuka Drum (Tombak or Doumbek)

Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Steve Shehan – Alif: Love Supreme

A very colorful album of Islamic music of the Mediterranean performed by such famous masters of ethnic music as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Steve Shehan, José Antonio Rodriguez, as well as many other musicians from Greece, Israel, Persia, Bulgaria, Spain. This work is a skilful combination of traditional musical instruments (Udd, Darbuka, Sagata, Eve, etc., vocal recordings, and local musical traditions).… Read more

Pete Namlook & Burhan Öçal – Sultan Osman

That turned out to be the most suitable disc – Sultan Osman, which is a very interesting symbiosis from different genres, where the advantage without a doubt can be given to ethnic and electronics. However, among other things, there is also some special mysticism in this album, especially when the texts are scanned in a monotonous voice under strange rhythms that seem to be approaching, then they are being deleted.… Read more

Bahramji & Mashti – Sufiyan

Electronic creation with elements of oriental music and vocals of Bahramji itself (Bahram Pourmand) will appeal to all lovers of mysterious music in the style of enigmatics. Soft rhythms, mysterious voice, Sufi wisdom and love. … Read more

Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy — Immortal Egypt

Phil Thornton actively uses both authentic instruments and the latest achievements of the modern music industry. He cooperates with the world’s leading performers of ethnic music. The greatest success was the collaboration of Phil Thornton with the Egyptian musician percussionist Hossam Ramzy. Their joint album “Immortal Egypt” released in 1998, won first place on the results of the awarding of annual awards by the respectable American magazine New Age Voice.… Read more