Tony Anka

Tony Anka Ph.D in Musicology, known as the magic percussionist of Arabic music, is one of the world's leading “darbuka” players maintaining a unique style, where he blends Eastern and Western flavors.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1972, his music career began at the age of 13 when he entered the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music (LNHCM) where he studied “darbuka” for 8 years and graduated with the Licentiate degree with Distinction.

He further continued his musical education at Corllins University where in 2008 he received the M.A. in Music, a Certificate of Distinction in Music Composition and earned an Award of Excellence in teaching Music Theory.