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.
Doumbek study includes: Different types of
Reading by system of lyrics
Base 2 rhythms: Arabic, Bayou, Hagalla,
Karatchi, Sufi, Tsamico and Zar.
Base 3 rhythms: Cantiga, Khalas, Qudddam, Samai Darij, Tayir,
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,
Base 8 rhythms: African dance Btayhi, Chiftatelli, First
Thaqil,Qaayim, Wa’Nisf, Pakistani, Sword dance, Taxim, Wahe Tawila,
Base 9 rhythms: Aksuk, Aqsaq,Karsilama, Zabek, Zeibekiko
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