Darbuka – Pearl shards

AU $590.00

A striking Pro-level Darbuka from Egyptian master darbuka makers Gawharet El Fan.
Featuring a cast aluminium shell, signature shape, and dazzling mother of pearl exterior design.
Deep bass notes and a range of bright tek sounds across the drum.
Available in a range of design patterns.

The Pearl Shards Darbuka is one of our most striking and bold designs; This is due, of course, to the black and white designs which you will struggle to find anywhere else on the Darbuka market. There is an eye-catching contrast between the dark and light, but the white Mother of Pearl is a soft cream which gives the design a warm finish.

Diameter: 22cm Skin/28cm Head
Height: 45cm // Weight: 4.2kg
Inner Shell Material: Aluminium
Outer Shell: White mother of pearl coloured gloss

Comes with Satin head sleeve and bag.

Only 2 left in stock

SKU: Gef-dar-009-pearl shard Category:

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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.

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