Misirli Ahmet – A Partial Discography

I started to be interested in percussion, at the beginning of the 1990s. I was listening to the albums I bought and the music I heard on TV and radio focusing on the darbuka. Listening to Rakkas on the Sezen Aksu’s album Isik Dogudan Yukselir (Ex Oriente Lux), released in 1995, the extraordinary darbuka solo performed by Misirli Ahmet gripped me. This was the first time I heard Misirli Ahmet play. I decided to become a follower of his darbuka style, and accepted him as a master. Besides his solo albums, I bought almost all the new or old albums which Misirli Ahmet, who is recognizable by his unique style, performed. I thought that it might be useful to share these albums here, because, as far as I know, there is not an official discography of Misirli Ahmet yet.

We get to know an artist through her/his works, and recognize differentiations and developments in art through the evolution of the mastery of the artist. I would say we can see in these works of Misirli Ahmet, who has shown the way to hundreds of musicians like myself and made thousands of people love darbuka, where this change took place.

Here, I listed the works by Misirli Ahmet by taking advantage of my own music archive. That’s why this selection is mostly from the works in Turkey, between 1994 and 2000, when Misirli Ahmet played in many of albums. Misirli Ahmet also performed in hundreds of studio works in Europe, especially in Spain, and the Middle East, especially in Egypt, in this period and later on. However, I cannot give detailed information about the albums he was involved abroad, so my list is generally limited to the albums released in Turkey. I hope that this simple list gives an opportunity to people who want listen albums Misirli Ahmet played, and serve as a draft until a complete discography is published.

YouTube links for the works are provided in accordance with the copyright protection law. For the tunes that are not on YouTube, I added Spotify and if not iTunes links.

Artist

Album

Tracks

Music Label

Year

Askin Nur Yengi

Kara Cicegim

Ay Inanmiyorum

Tadina Varayim

Emre Plak

1994

Mine Kosan

Yesin Onu Ninesi

Megnun(Arapca)

Yalelli

OzMuzik Plak

1994

Muslum Gurses

Insaf – Kahire Resitali

Donmeliyiz

Kim Olmus Ki Yalandan

Dunya Nereye Gidiyor

Seni Gordum

Ugur Plak

1994

Muazzez Ersoy

Nostalji 1

Tum Album

Nese Muzik

1995

Sezen Aksu

Isik Dogudan Yukselir

Rakkas

Tempa Foneks

1995

Asiaminor

Longa Nova*

Korfez

Balet Plak

1996

Ebru Gundes

Kurtlar Sofrasi

Sirnasik Sevgili

Hayat Mi Bu

Yalnizlik Burcu

Yakisikli

Tazem

Deli Divane

Aldirma Gonul

Koca Dunya

Mars Muzik

1996

Emrah

Narin Yârim

Narin Yarim

Ben Nasil

Kaybolma Gozlerimden

Seyhan Muzik

1996

Ibrahim Tatlises

Turku Dinle, Soyle, Oyna

Urfa’nin Seher Vakti

Dallam

Dere Kenarindan Gectim

Evlerinin Onu Boyali Direk

Seyhan Muzik

1996

Levent Yuksel

Levent Yuksel’in 2.CD’si

Tuzum Kuru

Singirdak Yarim

Zalim

Cekirdek Hatun

Karma Muzik

1996

Muazzez Ersoy

Nostalji 2

Tum Album

Nese Muzik

1996

Yildiz Tilbe

Askperest

Askperest

Durma Git

Aldat

Tempa Foneks

1996

Ali Guven

Yolcu

Havasina Mi Parasina Mi

Anahtari Bende Olsa

Kral

Eller Aglar Halime

Peker Muzik

1997

Asiaminor

Kedi Ruyasi

Esref Saati

Hayal Meyal Kahire

Kalan Muzik

1997

Burak Kut

Kucuk Prens

Sevgi Hirsizi

BBK Muzik

1997

Gulben Ergen

Merhaba

Yaramaz

Bosvere Bosvere

Hatiran Oldu

Aska Park Ettim

Askta Kural Tanimam

Yar Aman

Biri Vardi

Elenor Muzik

1997

Hakan Tasiyan

Sensiz İki Gun

Kime Ne

Sensiz iki Gun

Vurun

Davaciyim

Nasil Yikilmam

Ahu Gozlum

Hazin Geliyor

Allah Askina

Doktor

Sila Muzik

1997

Halil Karaduman

Resitallerden

Kurdili Hicazkar Longa

Mega Muzik

1997

Kayahan

Emrin Olur*

Mavilim*

Raks Muzik

1997

Levent Yuksel

Bi’Daha

Bi’ Daha (Vers. I)

Bi’ Daha

Karma Muzik

1997

Muazzez Ersoy

Nostalji 3

Tum Album

Nese Muzik

1997

Muslum Gurses

Nerelerdesin

Nerelerdesin

Yar Yar

Aldana Aldana

Sev Beni

Kimsem Kalmadi

Eyvallah

Elenor Muzik

1997

Muslum Gurses

Sultanim

Sultanim

Nereden Cikti Bu Ayrilik

Yalniz Kaldim

Vicdan Azabi

Icme Arkadas Bu Kadar

Bayar Muzik

1997

Muslum Gurses

Usta (Ne Yazar)

Usta

Sevdim Iste

Yaz Demedim

Yuregimde Yangin Var

Haberin Olsun

Kaderimden Silemedim

Elveda

Kibar Kiz

Elenor Muzik

1997

Nilufer

Nilufer’le

Mavilim

Tempa Foneks

1997

Sezen Aksu

Dugun ve Cenaze

Kasim Yagmurlari

Dugun

Erkekler

Helal Ettim Hakkimi

Raks Muzik

1997

Sibel Can

Sibel Can’la Bu Devirde

Padisah

Gulum

Aman

Cizi Kiz

Hadi Hadi

Mars Muzik

1997

Azer Bulbul

Zordayim & Canim Yaniyor

Canim Yaniyor

Basaramadim

Aman Guzel Yavas Yuru

Baris Muzik

1998

Ebru Gundes

Sen Allah’in Bir Lutfusun

Sen Allah’in Bir Lutfusun

Niyetini Bozma

Mars Muzik

1998

Emel Muftuoglu

Bana Ozel

Ciceklendim

Yar Sana Hic Doyum Olmaz

Ozer Plak

1998

Emrah

Dura Dura

Sokulsana

Gir Tenime

Seyhan Muzik

1998

Feyzan Dogan

Neden Allah’im

Beni Mi Buldu

Bu gece

Nerde Kaldin

Marsandiz

1998

Goksun Cavdar

Best of Ethnic Music

Serap

Yagmur

Mega Muzik

1998

Gurol Agirbas

Bas Sarkilari Iki

Selpe

Ada Muzik

1998

Hakan Tasiyan

Gozun Sevem

Uzulurum

Gec Olmadan Gel

Gelin Oldugun Gece

Hasret Bana

Nidem

Kavgam Var Kaderle

Eskici

Geceler

Deli Deli

İste Guzel Boyle Olur

Sila Muzik

1998

Misirli Ahmet

Oriental Dance & Percussion

Solo Album

Mega Muzik

1998

Nilufer

Yeniden Yetmise

Dunya Donuyor

Ne Olacak Simdi

Tempa Foneks

1998

Seren Serengil

Bu Gecenin Hatirina

Dunya Ahiret

Annemi Kandir

Palavra Erkeksin

İtiraf Et

Zampara

Ruya

Raks Muzik

1998

Volkan

Ve Volkan

Anoni Niyolay

Adini Ben Koydum

Daglar

Tebessum Et

Gider de Donmezsen

Elalemin Dilberi

Nese Muzik

1998

Gulben Ergen

Kor Âsik

Kim Ne Derse Desin

Dugum Dugum

Anadolu Kadini

Senin İcin

Seyhan Muzik

1999

Misirli Ahmet

Mel De Cabra

Solo Album

Mega Muzik

2000

Muslum Gurses

Biz Babadan Boyle Gorduk

Biz Babadan Boyle Gorduk

Ates Donar

Seytana Uyduk Bir Kere

Hayirsizin Biriydi

Seni Sevmeye Devam

Sevilmeden Yasanir 

Kiz Niye

Ates Donar (Entrumantal)

Ulus Muzik

2000

Misirli Ahmet

The Search

Solo Album

Mega Muzik

2001

Anjelika Akbar

Bach A L’orientale

Jasmine

Rose Mystery

Camelia

Orchid 1

Lila Muzik

2002

dZihan & Kamien

Gran Riserva

Sliding

Couch Records

2002

Sezen Aksu

Sarki Soylemek Lazim

Dansoz Dunya

Tanri İstemezse

DMC

2002

The dZihan & Kamien Orchestra

Live In Vienna

After

Just You & I

Before

Slidub

Airport

Ahmet & Sammy

Couch Records

2003

Misirli Ahmet

Akdenizli Buyuk Ustatlar

Solo Album

A.K. Muzik

2005

Levent Yildirim

Levent*

Gatosh

Le Chant Du Monde

2005

Ahmet Koc

Saganak

Desert Rose

DMC

2006

Cesitli Sanatcilar

Homegrown Istanbul Vol 2

Senden Sonra

Doublemoon

2008

Okan Ersan & Istanbul Superband

A reborn journey

Abracadabra

The Mediterranean Breeze

Istanbul Without Midnight

Muzikal Yapim

2011

Kivilcim

Ehlikeyf

Toprak (Intro)

Toprak

Sony Muzik

2012

Stéphane Galland

Lobi

Para Para

Loio

Pralaya

Pygmalyte

Ali Pasha

Lamma Bada Yatathanna

Memory from Times of Yore

Hommage à Minino

Outhere Music

2012

*No Online Album Content

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