Campaign unsuccessfully ended on: 30 Apr,2019
Tablona is the first inflatable Tabla (darbuka) in the world. The original ceramic Darbuka has always had a single problem which is tuning. since it is made from animal skin it is very weather sensitive. The skin will loose it's tension according to humidity and that will make the instrument not playable unless heated to dry the water from the skin. Tablona has solved this problem by replacing the tension lost via humidity by air.
For the first time the Darbuka player will be able to adjust the skin tension according to their desire within seconds.
I am a Darbuka player my self and have faced this problem many times during my concerts. My aim is to open the first factory in the world to produce the inflatable Darbuka (Tablona) alongside professional quality Egyptian percussion instruments.
This is the first time this instrument has been modified or developed since hundreds of years.
I believe that we should maintain our local culture and instruments, they give us the basic essence and sound of our culture and unfortunately the art of making Ceramic Darbuka is a dying art. very few basic factories exist around the world. since the making of the plastic and aluminum Darbuka many Darbuka players have forgotten the original sound of this instrument and it has caused many to divert from using the ceramic Darbuka for the sole reason that it was not reliable on stage. Tablona is reliable and takes no time to heat or tune. It is concert ready at all times.
I have been already producing this product on a small scale from my house and it has been credit by some of the best Darbuka players of the world. Now I want to take it further and start a proper production line.
The factory should be established in Hurghada, Egypt. Starting from creating the pottery to the assembly line and a separate unit producing instrument cases this project should employ a minimum of ten individuals for a start.
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