EarthMoments presents Hamsa Vol. 02 - Arabic Percussion - a collection of Oriental percussion and grooves from distant corners of the Middle East, North Africa, and Arabic musical traditions.
Extolled for its rhythmic complexity and rich diversity, Middle Eastern percussive traditions feature a variety of hand drums that form the mainstay of the practice -included in the bundle are the Dumbek, the Darbuka, and the Riq.
The bundle offers producers a broad spectrum of rhythmic patterns to choose from, traversing a range of traditional styles - from the fast Malfuf rhythm to the hypnotic Tsifteteli, the folk Baladi style to the vibrant Karachi rhythms of modern Egyptian and North African music.
Omkar Kirtan has been active in the musical scene for many years. His first and most widely celebrated project was Old Man River. Today, Omkar Kirtan's newest project explores the ancient Indian practice of Kirtan. The practice involves chanting mantras or calling the names of love in a group, which turns into lively, uplifting music.
To journey into the realm of Middle Eastern music is to unveil a tradition that is inextricably linked to religion - a uniting factor that brought together people of several different countries, languages and cultures.