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Rony Afif

orn in Beirut 1978, his passion for rhythm was revealed in his early years. By the age of 9 he was playing the Darbouka (an Arabic percussion instrument) and was acquainted with the essence of the traditional Arabic music. 1990 - 1993 he performed with several Arabic singers as a side man. Later on he was attracted to drums as an instrument with a wider percussive range and tracking its traces he crossed the border of oriental music towards the western musical world. 1996 he started taking private drum lessons. And in search of Jazz he went to study Musicology where he finished his academic studies at 2002

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Lebanese Pianist Tarek Yamani Drops Electro-Arabic-Jazz Mash-Up Single In Tribute To Buzuq Maestro Matar Muhammad

Lebanese Pianist Tarek Yamani Drops Electro-Arabic-Jazz Mash-Up Single In Tribute To Buzuq Maestro Matar Muhammad

Tarek Yamani—a pianist who appears to have made it his life's work to figure out just how far Arabic musical traditions can be thrust into the American jazz idiom—has unleashed perhaps his most audacious project yet. Typically an acoustic player most often fronting a trio, Yamani makes a brave about face with “King Matar," a quarter-tonal ...

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Time Drifting

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Duration: 06:31

Zourouf

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014


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