|Shira's Review (5 stars)
Chas Whitaker Review
DVD: Basic Rhythms for Arabic Drum$29.95 BUY ONLINE
Uncle Mafufo's classic doumbek video is now on
DVD. The rhythmic modes are presented in his same easy-to-grasp
language, patient instruction, close-up visual detail, and illustrative
solos. The rhythms are printed on the back cover for an easy list to
refer to. The DVD is full of information and is 59 minutes long. At the
end of the DVD we have added a bonus performance to enjoy. Beginning to
DVD and Essential Rhythms CD are wonderful. It is my first real
exposure to Middle Eastern percussion...the CD's are giving me a geat
deal to work with...my grandmother's family is from Lebanon used to
play...so it is very exciting to begin that tradition again.
instruction has been invaluable and was easy to understand due to your
calm and patient presentation. Just wanted to write and express my
gratitude for your guidance. Thank you.
DVD: Riqs & Defs$24.95 BUY ONLINE
This DVD has the same practical approach to
Frame Drums as the Doumbek version. The clear, concise lessons are
taught in Armando's own distinctive style, relaxed and friendly, and
are meant to be easily absorbed and understood. Using the drum language
of Dun, tec and ca, Mafufo takes the student through each rhythm and
technique with carefully illustrative playing. Riq (the Egyptian
tambourine) and Def (the large frame drum) are taught and demonstrated
in separate segments. The rhythm patterns Ayoob, Malfoof, Khaligi,
Vals, Maksoom, Beledi, Sahidi and Darig are printed on the back cover.
Riq DVD and it is amazing.... I just went ahead and ordered the Arabic
DVD also. Thank you for your excellent products. Peace.
CD: Zills and Drums $13.95 BUY ONLINE