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date: 15 November 2019

Atabal [tabal, arratza, tambor]locked

  • Mauricio Molina

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[tabal, arratza, tambor]

Spanish term for a cylindrical double-headed drum. The drum was brought to Iberia by the Muslims, and its name comes from Arabic at-tabal. It is wider than it is tall and is played with two sticks. The atabal has been introduced into the Txistu ensemble in the Basque region. Sizes vary from that of a side drum with snares (for use with the ...

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