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date: 08 December 2019


  • Jeremy Montagu


Greek term for darabukka. This single-headed goblet drum is made of clay or brass with a goatskin head, which can be either glued to the shell or tied with light cord. Small pellet bells might be suspended within the drum or tied around the outside. It is found almost exclusively in Macedonia and Thrace and the islands of the eastern Aegean, and is used to accompany all the principal melodic instruments. In northern Greece it is used particularly to accompany the ...

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