Rabbaba [rumbaba, żafżafa]
- Anna Borg-Cardona
Maltese Friction drum. It is made of a container such as an earthenware pitcher, wine cask, or tin can, with a membrane (usually kid skin) stretched over its opening, and a stick of cane firmly attached at one end to the membrane. Rubbing the stick with wet hands or a wet sponge causes the membrane to vibrate, producing a raucous sound. The ...