Ayman Mabrouk was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1983. Right in the deepness of the Arabic culture, He grew up listening and exploring many different Oriental music styles such as Egyptian, Turkish, Caucasian, North African, Azerbaijani and Gulf Arabian, which formed the basis of his musical work today. He began to work professionally as a percussionist with some of the most respected bands of the Traditional Oriental Music scene like “Alexandria Opera House Band” and he soon established himself as a sought-after musician, well known for his authentic grasp of Arabic, Jazz, Flamenco, African and Latin American Music. A few years later he has been featured on many television shows as well as at Jazz and World Music festivals in Egypt, Malta, Lebanon, Hungary, Serbia, Poland, United States of America, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Tunisia, Palestine and England. Mastering a large variety of percussion instruments such as Darbuka, Riq, Dohola, Frame Drums, Cajon, Djembe, Congas, Azerbaijani Naghara, Bongos and many others, he mixes those different cultural percussion instruments with some western ones like the Snare Drum, Hi-Hat, Cymbals and other soft percussions for making a wonderful fusion of sound between all different cultures and identities, his musical influences today are derived from a combination of Traditional Arabic and North African rhythms, Gulf Arabian, Flamenco, Latin American styles, Blues, Rock and jazz. Ayman Mabrouk has been appearing and sharing the stage with several famous artists like the “Grammy & BBC award winner” Fathy Salama and his band “Sharkiat” and the “Emmy award winner” German Pianist Matthias Frey and German Saxophonist Büdi Siebert and the “JPF U.S.A award winner” Spanish Guitarist Fernando Perez and famous French Rock singer Rodolphe Burger and the Choir of the German radio WDR conducted by the Austrian composer Rupert Huber and the Italian Classical Music Quartet Xenis Ensemble . Also he has been performing with many respected artists like the winner of the best Oud player in the world 2002 & 2004 “Hazem Shaheen”, world famous Qanoun player “Hossam Shaker”, well-known Egyptian German Oud player “Basem Darwisch”, famous Guitar and Oud player the German composer “Roman Bunka”, member of International Orchestra of Ney the Ney player “Mohamed Antar” and the Syrian Clarinet player “Kinan Azmeh”. Besides he had made many workshops with different artists like Lebanese saxophonist “Toufic Farroukh” and Lebanese Oud player and composer “Charbel Rouhana” and the German Electronic Music composer “Tomath Brinkman” and many other international workshops in Egypt, Poland, Serbia, and Hungary. Moreover this he’s a member in many independent bands such as Massar Egbari band, Station band, Donia Massoud band, Dina El-Wedidi band, Maryam Saleh band, Oriental Secrets Ensemble, Fernando Perez & Ayman Mabrouk Duo and Khyam Allami & Ayman Mabrouk Duo.
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