Biography of Mehrdad Darbuka, Iranian singer, musician, composer
Mohammad Mehdi Khodavand aka “Mehrdad Darbuka”
Born November 16th 1994
Percussionist and Drummer
Started playing the Tonbak at the age of 3
Started collaborating with professional bands like the Black Cats at the age of 16.
Collaborations with world known DJs like DJ Tarkan in Turkey at numerous clubs like the Masquerade, Teddy, Ceo, and Xlarge and in Dubai at the Armani, Billionaire Mansion, Gotha and Zerogravity as well as collaborations in Iran with different singers such as Arash & Masih, Ashvan, Mehdi Jahani, Nasser Zainali, Masoud Sadeghloo and Farzad Farzin
Date of birth:
Nov.16,1994 in tehran
I am player of Percussion and drum
I start with tonbak instrument when i was 4 years old(in 2000) and from the age of 10 (2006) i trained drum and i worked in studio and played instrument.
After that from the age 15 (2011) i training drum and tonbak myself.
From the age 16 (2012) i started to professional playing in studios for recording music for signers like Farzad farzin, Masoud Sadeghloo, Nasser Zeynali, Amir Abbas Golab, Majid Eslahi and Mehdi Jahani
From the age 22 (2016 to 2018) i cooperate with my country signer “Ashvan” on stage
At the age of 23 (2017) i start working whit Mr.Sina Shabankhani and at the middle of 2017 i started working whit Masih and Arash adlparvar group and it continue up to now.