Arabic Tambourine CD Volume 2 by Mary Ellen Donald

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2 disc set of Volume II Companion Discs for Arabic Tambourine book. Volume II Covers the classical tambourine, tar, & mazhar
(1985; re-mastered 1999; disc released 2005) Mary Ellen plays examples from the book and includes improvised solos. Arabic Tambourine book and Volume I CD set sold separately. Volume I Covers the cabaret tambourine Mary Ellen Donald has been involved in Middle Eastern music as a dance student and a musician since the late 1960's. She is known by many as the "Guru of finger cymbal playing." Mary Ellen studied dance with Jamila Salimpour, drum and tambourine with Vince Delgado, Tony Lammam, and various Arab drummers. She has written, produced and published several books and tapes on Middle Eastern music. Since the 1970's she has performed in numerous concerts, on albums including Magda Helmy, Gallal Kutub, Yusel Mostafa, and Light Rain, and on the soundtrack ABC-TV series, the Young Indiana Jones. Mary Ellen continues to be in high demand as a musician, teacher, and organizer of events. Her youthful vitality and highly developed sensitivity to music may be partially attributed to her being legally blind. Excerpt from The Caravan, Vol. 13, #6, May/June 1997

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