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Ghumaṭlocked

  • Jonathan Katz

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Indian pot drum. It is made from an earthenware pot with monitor lizard skin tied with string over the rim of the circular neck opening; the diameter of the head is about 20 cm. A smaller opening left uncovered at the base is manipulated to change the tone. The drum is laid on the lap, suspended from the player’s neck, or tied to the waist and struck with the hands and fingers to accompany folksong and dance in Goa, west India. Often two or more ...

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