Membranophone - Goblet Drum

Purchased in Jerusalem, 1999

From Graciela's Notes

Goblet drums get their name from their shape. Sometimes they are also called Tabla. The "goblet" is made of pottery, wood or even a light metal. They come in various sizes. Some are colorfully decorated and some are just plain, but, however you see them they are very popular in the Arab Countries. The drum is struck in the center and on the edges of the skin with both hands. Used to accompany singers and dancers of traditional music. I bought the drum in the Souk in Jerusalem during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October 1999.

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