Whether for practice, performance, choreography, or hafla party music, Ensemble Davuli's magical grooves will make the art of Bellydance and Mideastern music come alive for you. We have been influenced by and sound like the following artists: Gypsy Caravan, Solace, Djinn, Raquy and the Cavemen, Turku, and others of a similarly mystical-yet-hard-driving sound. We created this funky fusion at Pajammin' Studios (our home studio), with special guest tracks contributed by Carmine Guida of Djinn, and several of our other musical friends. We are deeply grateful to everyone who dedicated their talents to helping us make this album a reality, and look forward to making many more.
"The Wandering Drum" is a collection of original songs in the style of Traditional Mideastern music mixed with Tribal, New Age, and Rock Fusion flavors. The Wandering Drum, is a Muzhar (aka The Battle Riq) lent to us by our friend Carmine and heard on several tracks on this CD. This drum has passed through many hands and is always given away to another person once its' job is done. Maybe it will return to us again in the future to make our next CD... may someday The Wandering Drum be passed to you!
Ensemble Davuli is Brian and Dina LeDuke, a husband and wife music and percussion team, playing and performing together since 2004. Ensemble Davuli is named after the big Davul drum that drives much of Gypsy, Turkish, and Central Asian music. We play multiple percussion and melody instruments, both ancient and modern (including the big Davul); on our debut CD "The Wandering Drum".