A Darbuka is a goblet-shaped hand membraphone, with a single skin and a short, dry, piercing sound. Traditionally made of cast, its ...
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A Darbuka is a goblet-shaped hand membraphone, with a single skin and a short, dry, piercing sound. Traditionally made of cast, its goat- or fish skin head is often glued to the shell rim. Its is tuned with heat (from a fire or by hand friction)
Nowadays, a darbuka can be made of cast iron, aluminium or ceramique with a natural or plastic head fixed to the instrument shell with screws that also allow the instrument's tuning.
This particular model is a cast-iron, Gawharet El Fan bass darbuka.
The Bass derbuka, also called Dahola or Dohola, is used in the oriental percussion-set to produce a full, deep sound. It is inexpensive and suitable for players of various kinds, from beginners to intermediate. Doholas are used in Oriental music as well as a lots of other musical styles.
Diameter : 10.2 in (26 cm)
Hight : 18.9 in (48 cm)
Body : cast iron
Weight : 5,4 kg
Supplied with a "Djoliba", professionnal protection bag, a tuning spanner and a spare skin