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The beat of Arabic Dabka & Kurdish Dilan

:DD Band is a project by the Kurdish-syrian musician Salah Ammo. DD means Dilan (dance in Kurdish) and Dabka (dance in arabish) and they really take it serious. The crowd is dancing crazily to the beats of these six powerful Musicians from Syria, Tunis, Marocco, Algeria and Austria. The band perform new songs and traditional songs in both Arabic and Kurdish, which took a large part of the memory of popular folklore in the Middle East, especially in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Kurdistan.

Their music is full of fast rhythm in the spirit of the celebrated oriental “Sha’bi Style”, which is popularized through the renown Syrian wedding singer Omar Suleiman. :DD Band takes this style to new dimensions where the “Sha’bi Style” songs are integrated with the sounds of electronic, jazz and rock music. The wild mix of folkloric instruments such as Bouzouk and Darbuka bring together traditional and fresh vibes to the electronic beats and fill the room with the energy, spirit and joy of Arabic Dabka and Kurdish Dilan.

:DD Band – that means: come together, hold your hands and shake your hips and feel deeply connected to each other.

Let’s dance!

The musicians:

Salah Ammo: Vocals, Bouzouk (Syria – Kurdistan)
Patrick Dunst: Duduk, Zorna, Saxophon (Austria)
Fadi Bardkji: Oriental Keybord (Syria)
Habib Samandi: Darbuka (Tunis)
Oscar Antoli:
Clarent & Dolçaina – (Spain)
Amine Amara: E-Bass & Gumbri (Algeria)
Boualem Dahmani: Electronic guitar (Algeria)