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HISTORY

The origin of Doumbek is not known exactly though we suspect it was during the Neolitic period. We don’t know either about its geographical origin, some people say that it’s arabic and some other say that it’s egyptian.
Its name could come from the word Darba that means beat. Music in the Middle East has a development in a religious environment and has spiritual connotations. It influenced American culture when the moors came to the continent with Spanish  people.
This influence begins in during Otoman Empire age, when music had a great diffusion and importance.
Court sent musicians to different parts of the Empire and remote places where the influence of this culture mixed with the other ones, and it was very important in architecture in Spain too.

 

 

Methodology

Doumbek study includes: Different types of sounds.
Technique study
Musical reading
Reading by system of lyrics
Arabic rhythms

Base 2 rhythms: Arabic, Bayou, Hagalla, Karatchi, Sufi, Tsamico and Zar.
Base 3 rhythms: Cantiga, Khalas, Qudddam, Samai Darij, Tayir, Wahida.
Base 4 rhythms: Ad Nan, Al Awwa, Baladi, Cocek, Darj, Falahim, Guwazi,Saudiu,Maksoum, Masmoudi,Mukhamas, Nawari, Saidi, Sawt, Sirto, Sombati, Wahida, Yamani, Saffa.
Base 5 rhythms:Aqsaq Samai, Curcuna,Daveed,ubar, Samai, Samai Thaqil, Shoush, urkish
Base 6 rhythms:Ancestral Spirit, Bassist, Chauka, Maqmaq, Moroccan, mudawwar, Persian, Samah, Sawt, Sha Boa,sheestosh, Sudasi, Sufi, Yugrid.
Base 7 rhythms: Dawr Hindi ,Devra HindiGeek, Kalamatianos, Laaz, Muhajjar,Zenkov
Base 8 rhythms: African dance Btayhi, Chiftatelli, First Thaqil,Qaayim, Wa’Nisf, Pakistani, Sword dance, Taxim, Wahe Tawila, Wahidah
Base 9 rhythms: Aksuk, Aqsaq,Karsilama, Zabek, Zeibekiko
Assembling
Polyrhythms

Exchange of patches and Doumbek tuning: The interested person brings tha patches or asks Daniel Mele about the appropriate ones. The replacement costs: US$ 10