Rony Barrak began playing darbouka, a Middle Eastern tabla, at the age of four. He appeared on stage at six, followed at seven by his appearance on Lebanese national television. At the age of 17, Barrak achieved the status of gold medal for darbouka in the young musicians' competition on television. He moved to London in 1990 until 2000 to gain more experience in different styles of western music. His love for jazz and classical music also inspired him to further studies in drums and orchestral percussion.
As the world's leading Middle Eastern percussionist, he has been involved with many top artists, including Jaz Colman and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vanessa Mae, Bond (strings quartet), Talvin Singh, Don Grusin, Fairuz, and Ziad Rahbani. Recently, Barrak finished a worldwide tour of over 110 concerts with Sarah Brightman.
Over the years Barrak has participated in percussion workshops, theatrical productions, and recordings. As well as being a solo performer, he leads his own percussion and fusion band and has produced two solo albums entitled Aramba and Karizma. Barrak also makes regular television appearances to increase public knowledge of the darbouka and other oriental percussion instruments.