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date: 15 November 2019

Rabbaba [rumbaba, żafżafa]locked

  • Anna Borg-Cardona

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[rumbaba, żafżafa]

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 ...

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