sabrine/Doum DO

sabrine/Doum DO

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Conversations with Rhythm” it s Egyptian music heritage, the heart pulsing beats of the darbuka are the driving core of this music, yet the blissful sound texture is enriched with gorgeous vocals of singer Madalena Golebiowska,George Dumitriu on violin & guitar, and Alex Simu on tenor clarinet and live electronics.Mystical and spiritual mood with a tasteful eye on contemporary sounds, Sabrine El Hossamy who happens to be the only Egyptian female darbuka player as well as among only a couple in t

Biography

Conversations with Rhythm” it s Egyptian music heritage, the heart pulsing beats of the darbuka are the driving core of this music, yet the blissful sound texture is enriched with gorgeous vocals of singer Madalena Golebiowska,George Dumitriu on violin & guitar, and Alex Simu on tenor clarinet and live electronics.Mystical and spiritual mood with a tasteful eye on contemporary sounds.

Amalgamating ethnic, jazz sounds from around the globe, the avant-garde quartet Doum Do creates some of the most invigorating rhythms in the percussion world today.
Doum Do weaves its melodies around Sabrine's dynamic drum riffs to form an organic new sound."We found a language of music that is a conversation, an open art form through which I could bring my art to others in a way that created space for them to bring their music back into that art."Simultaneously brave and elegant, the resulting tracks are tantalizing flows featuring sophisticated blends of clarinet, guitar and vocal sounds. These instruments have rarely, if ever, been previously put together with a darbuka of that style.One of the world's few female masters of the Egyptian drum, Sabrine's evolved identity on the darbuka forms the backbone of Doum Do.Several meetings and rehearsals took place between Amsterdam and Cairo during 2012.
The 39-year-old has been mastering the darbuka since 1999, when she encountered it on a chance trip to the Sinai. With her multinational background and experiences with Spanish, Turkish and French cultures, Sabrine brings a fresh interpretation to the instrument

Sabrine El Hossamy - Egypt/France
2010 ‘Heat’ released by EMI, was her debut record featuring artists from around Europe and the Middle East (fill in some of the big names).
Sabrine is one of the very few women worldwide and the only egyptian who pursued playing this instrument professionally. With her drum, she has crossed the typical cultural territories and frontiers, bringing the whole spirit of Darbuka to a new dawn. Using the unique finger technique which is not matched by only a dew darbuka players around the world, Conversations with Rhythm promises a new soulful and mystical sound that is unique to the world of music.

Magdalena Golebiowska - Netherlands/Poland
With her unique voice provides the warm, gentle timbre that is a perfect complement to any instrument. Magdalena has won many festivals, including the Grand Prix at the Polish National Castle Meeting the Let’s Sing Poetry in Olsztyn. At the moment, she is pursuing a Jazz Master title at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

Alex Simu - Netherlands/Romania Playing the only Tenor Clarinet existing in the world. Originally from Bucharest, received the Jazz Award for “The Best New Artist” from the Romanian National Radio Society at age 22. Winner of Dutch Jazz Competition at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam 2008. Alex has played and toured professionally in 30 countries on 5 continents with important figures of both genres such as: Alvin Queen, Naseer Shamma, Candy Dulfer, Peter Herbolzheimer, Arto Tuncboyaciyan.

George Dumitriu - Netherlands/Romania
Violin & guitar player, he won more than 15 prizes on national and international competitions. George has recorded with New York saxophonist Dick Oatts and performed with guests such as Benny Golson and Herb Geller. He also leads his own project, DUMItRIO, and co-leads several others. In 2010 he was one of the four chosen composers to work with renowned Brussels Jazz Orchestra and perform at the Flagey Hall, Belgium.

Discography

" Darbuka Heat " was produced by sabrine el hossamy and was released in 2010.
the album is distributed by EMI in the middle east.