Founder , Dom Tak Cairo Rhythm House
Sabrine is the founder and Darbuka instructor at Cairo Rhythm House, a space for musicians and lovers of music to learn and connect. A dream for many years finally materialized in 2016 when its doors were opened. Sabrine is one of a handful of women who has pursued the darbuka professionally. Her training and subsequent experience in the field is a testament to her mastery of the instrument.
She mentored with one of the best darbuka players in the world, Misrli Ahmet from Turkey, after which she began a journey of playing and teaching world wide. Being of a multicultural background, with Spanish, Turkish and French influence, Sabrine brings a fresh interpretation to the darbuka.
Sabrine has attended many jazz and percussion festivals, toured Turkey with
Anadole Atache and Moustafa Erdwan, played with DJs in Paris as well as being invited to play at the Cairo opera house. In 2010 EMI released Sabrine’s debut record ‘Darbuka Heat’ featuring artists from Europe and the Middle East. Her most recent endeavor has been teaching and she has opened her own school. Her split finger technique, unique to only a few players in the world is now being transmitted through Sabrine’s teaching.
Sabrine has also worked in the corporate world at some of Egypts largest companies. In 2015 she got certified as a coach which allowed her to lead corporate drumming workshops and drum circles.
With her drum, she has crossed cultural territories and frontiers, bringing the whole spirit of Darbuka to a new place. Her new mission is to transmit her knowledge of the darbuka to people of all ages and backgrounds.