The darbeki player in this clip is a very youthful looking Rony Barrak. Born in Lebanon, Rony Barrak made his first TV performance at the age of seven and by the time he was seventeen he’d won a Gold Medal in a tv competition for young musicians in the Middle East on the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC). He moved to London in 1990 to study at the Guildhall School of Music and later taught Middle Eastern percussion at the Trinity College of Music. He’s also played with the late Setrak Sarkissian.
Here’s another ‘golden oldie’ performance this time the dancer is Egyptian bellydancer Lucy (لوسى). Her performance is in two parts. In this clip she’s wearing a blue bedlah.
This is a digital conversion from an old video tape that’s been played many, many times so the visual quality is not the best.