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 to 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

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