Dmitriy Gubarev is a true artist and musician. Born in Ukraine, Svitlovodsk, he always had a passion for native music, symbols, culture, art and was always dreaming to make his own musical instruments.
As with many artists, Dmitry had to work a full-time job (as an industrial alpinist!) and his daily job meant he had to climb high towers and huge buildings to provide technical services of many kinds. On the night time thought and all of the weekends he would work on his dream to make his Tongue drums (officially GUDA Drums) and all this was also combined with the family life, as Dmitry had and still has a wonderful wife and a beautiful little daughter who was a toddler back then.
The daily struggles and the drive to create were mixing in a cocktail of joy, happiness and frustration for him. Every artist’s climb is always a great story to tell, and if you would like to find more about the full story of his success, visit his website.
But for now just enjoy the beauty of his creations, as there is something absolutely divine and Out of This World in his beautiful musical instruments. As an owner of one of these drums, I couldn’t let go the thought of writing about Dmitry’s art for over a year.
This was the very first drum Dmitriy has ever made 5 years ago
He always had a passion for native music, symbols, culture, art and was always dreaming to make his own musical instruments
During the night time and all of the weekends, he would work on his dream to make his Tongue (GUDA) drums
Now making drums is finally Dmitriy’s full time job and he can fully support his family
As Dmitriy is also an educated graphic designer, he designs every beautiful pattern for his drums himself
He combines ancient symbols, floral elements and sacred geometry signs
This pattern is a very dear to Dmitriy as it reminds him of his ethnical roots
Dmitriy pays enormous attention to the quality of his instruments and that’s why they sound and look absolutely divine
He is one of not so many makers who is able to make these instrument so professionally and so beautifully
This is another reminder for all of us, that if we have a true passion, no matter how hard it is to achieve the goal, we should never give up trying
These drums are like nature itself
They are perfect for meditation, professional music play as well as they are perfect for music enthusiasts or absolute beginners, like myself!
Here’s Dmitriy in the making of one of his drums: