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date: 14 November 2019

Dò-batlocked

  • John Okell

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Burmese (Myanmar) double-headed drum. It is about 60 cm long and beaten on both heads by the player’s hands. It is played in pairs, with each player having one drum suspended horizontally across his chest. Like the ò-zi (goblet drum), the dò-bat drums are played on festive occasions, particularly in processions, in villages throughout Burma. They are usually accompanied by the ...

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