2016-251 – Gawharet El Fan Darbuka Mandala

Gawharet El Fan Darbuka Doumbek - from Darbuka Planet
The Shiny Blue Mop Gawharet El Fan
New Generation Darbuka – from Darbuka Planet

This week’s MotD theme: The Round of Music

From Darbuka Planet, check out the stunning artistry and craftsmanship of this Egyptian styled new generation darbuka made by Gawharet El Fan, one of the most famous musical instrument shops in Egypt. I love all the mandala patterns throughout the entire drum.

About New Generation Gawharet El Fan Darbukas, Darbuka Planet states:

These are made with the same exacting standards as all Gawharet El Fan instruments, but with slightly different specifications. The New Generation Darbuka are taller and wider than more traditional models, but they also have a unique shape to their bottom lip. … NG GEF Darbuka drums are higher and wider with a unique bottom finishing.

About this 17” Blue River Gawharet El Fan Darbuka Doumbek, Darbuka Planet states:

The Beautiful and intricate inlay of real mother of pearl and the beautiful shiny patterns, make this drum a real work of art.
Covered with real mother of pearl that reflects the spectral colors with shiny shells patterns.

Listen to a 10 darbuka rhythms being demonstrated in this video:

Inspiration for Today

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau

Happy Coloring!

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