France – Le Salon de Musique has released a new double DVD and booklet, The Tombak with Madjid Khaladj. It includes tombak lessons, a documentary, a concert, and a booklet. The DVD is available in French, English and Spanish. The company has released other titles dedicated to the tabla and jembe.
Each video package includes a documentary that presents the musicians in their musical and cultural context. It features rehearsals, concerts, descriptions of craftsmanship and caretaking of the instrument, etc.There is also an initiation method that is an approach to the specific
techniques of each instrument. The tutorials and exercises are presented at a
slow pace, at normal speed and as part of polyrhythmic patterns with other
There is also a score book with extra variations, patterns, a brief history
of the instrument, a glossary and together with many photos and illustrations.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.