Hilde De Clercq
Hilde De Clercq’s passion for Arab music was awakened when she learned how to play the darbuka (Arab-Turkish goblet drum) on a reverse dustbin. After studying Arab percussions in France, Hilde travelled to Istanbul to study with Turkish singers and percussionists. She immersed herself completely in the local music scene. Today, Hilde plays in a number of bands in Europe and Turkey and teaches the darbuka. She loves to share different Turkish musical styles with her audiences.