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date: 14 November 2019

Dukkaṙ [dhukkaṙ]locked

  • Alastair Dick

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[dhukkaṙ]

Paired small kettledrums of northwestern areas of the Indian subcontinent, similar or identical to the tablā. The term means ‘pair’. The dukkaṙ type (also called duggi or dugi), as found up to modern times in the Punjab, Afghanistan, and Kashmir, consists of two cylindrical drums—treble and bass—with laced heads, which are played by the fingers and palms. The Sikhs of the Punjab, who use it to accompany their devotional music, ...

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