Darbuka – Ivory Planet
AU $570.00 – AU $655.00
The Ivory Planets Darbuka is from our crisp, white Ivory Pearl collection.
This features bold black designs that resemble celestial bodies, standing out like a bright full moon in the dead of night. The dark black body is inlaid with star-shaped pieces of Mother of Pearl, resulting in a Darbuka instrument that genuinely stands out and makes an impression.
Diameter: 22cm Skin/28cm Head
Height: 45cm // Weight: 4.2kg
Inner Shell Material: Aluminium
Outer Shell: White mother of pearl coloured gloss
Comes with tuning key, satin head sleeve and light weight satin bag.
We are honoured to be stocking an exclusive range of Middle Eastern Percussion from legendary instrument makers Gawharet El Fan.
The pro level sounds of their instrument range is matched by the signature mother of pearl designs Gawharet El Fan are renowned for.
The origin of the term Darbuka probably lies in the Arabic word “daraba” (“to strike”). Goblet drums have been around for thousands of years, used in Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian cultures. They were seen in Babylonia and Sumer, from as early as 1100 BCE.
The darbuka may be played while held under one arm (usually the non-dominant arm) or by placing it sideways upon the lap (with the head towards the player’s knees) while seated. Some drums are also made with strap mounts so the drum may be slung over the shoulder, to facilitate playing while standing or dancing. It produces a resonant, low-sustain sound while played lightly with the fingertips and palm. Some players move their fists in and out of the bell to alter the tone. Some players also place their hands on the surface of the drum to produce a muted sound.