Sombaty – Blue Pearl Jungle
AU $840.00 – AU $925.00
An instrument for life from legendary instrument makers Gawharet El Fan!
With a larger head size and more height, the Sombaty produces deeper bass notes than the Darbuka and more powerful Tek sounds. The increased playing area of the Sombaty allows for a broader range of sounds than the smaller Darbuka.
Designed with the professional player in mind, the Sombaty will challenge your technique and provide many rewarding hours of playing on the learning journey or once mastered.
One of our most popular models, you could lose yourself in endless Mother of Pearl hues of the Blue Pearl Jungle Sombaty drum, from the deepest royal blue to the lightest turquoise. The entire instrument is inlaid from head to base with Mother of Pearl of the finest colour.
Diameter: 23cm Skin/ 30cm Head
Height: 47cm // Weight: 5.4kg
Inner Shell Material: Aluminium.
Outer Shell: White mother of pearl (Nacre ) Blue Mother of Pearl (abalone)
Comes with tuning key, satin head sleeve and light weight satin bag.
We are honoured to be stocking an exclusive range of Middle Eastern Percussion from legendary instrument makers Gawharet El Fan.
The pro level sounds of their instrument range is matched by the signature mother of pearl designs Gawharet El Fan are renowned for.
The origin of the term Darbuka probably lies in the Arabic word “daraba” (“to strike”). Goblet drums have been around for thousands of years, used in Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian cultures. They were seen in Babylonia and Sumer, from as early as 1100 BCE.
The darbuka may be played while held under one arm (usually the non-dominant arm) or by placing it sideways upon the lap (with the head towards the player’s knees) while seated. Some drums are also made with strap mounts so the drum may be slung over the shoulder, to facilitate playing while standing or dancing. It produces a resonant, low-sustain sound while played lightly with the fingertips and palm. Some players move their fists in and out of the bell to alter the tone. Some players also place their hands on the surface of the drum to produce a muted sound.