This instrument is found in the Mediterranean, Near, Middle and Far East.
The Darabuka starts as a round ball of copper or nickel and is pounded into a
goblature or chalice-shaped, metal drum. It is then stretched with goatskin on
one side and played with the hands and fingertips. The drum rests in your lap
or under your arm.
The WORLD BEATS video features live,
costumed performances of ancient, ethnic, percussive traditions. Aaron Plunkett
puts it all together in this fascinating 33 minute program. SEE