Atabal [tabal, arratza, tambor]
- Mauricio Molina
[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 ...