... the mezmerIzing sounds of Sirocco have spoiled me! Nothing else I've found is as deep and
rich an experience... J.L.
East Coast Caravan Tour 2003-Delilah and Sirocco
SIROCCO is the duo Sulyman el Coyote and Armando Mafufo. SIROCCO has enjoyed playing Middle Eastern music for belly-dancers across the United States and internationally since 1971. Improvisation within the genre using traditional instruments is their specialty. SIROCCO has loyal fans who enjoy their ability to create an electrifying atmosphere that ignites belly-dancers and audiences alike.
From 1992-2004 SIROCCO was the in-house band and Armando the resident doumbek teacher for Delilah's Bellydance Retreats in Hawaii.
|Sulyman el Coyote is accomplished on several instruments and is a powerful vocalist. He plays masterful oud, zurna, diabolical violin, gypsy cumbus and is ethereal on the ney. What can we say about his expertise on saz, kanoon, mizmar, arghool, clarinet, and Flamenco guitar. He also handcrafts and sells the very best tuned zills and creates very unique silver jewelry.
Armando Mafufo, (Uncle Mafufo) is a melodic doumbek player and a master of shading and textures on the drum. He enjoys playing the traditional Middle Eastern instruments nakara, tabl beledi, and an assortment of Middle Eastern frame drums. Armando plays tabl beledi (the big drum) for a powerful tribal style performance with Sulyman on the mizmar. Uncle Mafufo has produced four CDs of his solo compositions in addition to his very popular series of Rhythms/Techniques for Doumbek, Riqs & Defs and zills on DVDs and CDs.
SIROCCO, P.O.Box 24, Capitola, Ca. 95010 (831) 475-3591
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