Sirocco

left, Armando (Uncle Mafufo),  right, Sulyman (Sol)

The duo SIROCCO was Sulyman el Coyote, and Armando Mafufo, playing Middle Eastern music for belly-dancers across the United States and internationally. Improvisation within the genre using traditional instruments is their specialty. SIROCCO has loyal fans who enjoy their ability to create an electrifying atmosphere that ignites belly-dancers and audiences alike. 

Sulyman was one of the founding members of the ’60s band “Kaleidoscope”. He plays masterful oud, zurna, diabolical violin, gypsy cumbus, is ethereal on the ney and is a powerful vocalist. His expertise on saz, kanoon, mizmar, arghool, clarinet, and Flamenco guitar is thrilling. 

Armando, aka Uncle Mafufo, is a melodic doumbek player and a master of shading and textures on the drum. Other traditional Middle Eastern instruments he played were nakara, tabl beledi, and an assortment of Middle Eastern frame drums were a joy to hear.

With Sulyman on mizmar and Armando on tabl beledi, SIROCCO creates a powerful tribal style performance on their CD Sirocco Vol.I (which is still available, see below).

Uncle Mafufo produced five CDs of his compositions in addition to his very popular 25 Essential Rhythms Cd,  Riqs & Defs DVD and  Basic Rhythms for Arabic Drum DVD.

Go to unclemafufo.com/shop  to purchase  SIROCCO  and UNCLE MAFUFO CDs and DVDS.