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The Doumbek Video [VHS]

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Samuel Kessler, Jonathan Kessler
  • Directors: Samuel Kessler
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Full length, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • VHS Release Date: September 9, 1997
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004TEQ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #694,666 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The Doumbek Video is simply the best instructional video available for the Doumbek drummer. It covers beginning to advanced techniques in the Arabic drumming style - the clearest, most exciting way to play the doumbek. The Doumbek Video features unique "play along" sections acompanied by a full band so you can apply the rhythms in a musical setting. In addition, it features a dancer in the final musical sequence. It takes you through simple rhythms and beyond, and teaches intricate rhythms in an easy to learn manner. You'll learn these important Middle Eastern rhythms:


You'll also learn advanced skills such as switching rhythms and developing your internal time sense, as well as how to play doumbek for bellydancers or with other musicians.

From the Contributor

"I may be naive, but I strongly believe that by playing music from other cultures, and sharing our own musicality and experiences, we lessen the distance between ourselves and others. There is magic in music, and that magic is to bring people together. At present, I am fulfilling this healing, ecstatic aspect of music playing Turkish and Gypsy music with Farabi, and with various world music fusion performing and recording projects, as well as explorations of Klezmer and Ladino music.

"I have recently been featured in an instructional video for the doumbek, entitled " The Doumbek Video", and I am excited about sharing the magic of this drum with a wider audience".

"Other recent involvements include a wonderful musical collaboration put together by grammy winning producer Kavi Alexander of Waterlilly Acoustics. The record that came from this session, entitled At the Court of the Chera King, is a beautiful blending of musicians from around the world. It features vocals and instruments from the Hindustani and Carnatic traditions, along with European Cello, jazz Violin, Amercian Dobro, a variety of African instruments, and Middle Eastern Percussion. There is a purity to keeping within the bounds of a given musical tradition, but there can also be some truly beautiful music made when people from diverse backgrounds get together with no preconceptions and the sincere desire to communicate."

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