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A Tibetan drum played by Buddhists. The one seen here is made of wood, however, they are usually made of halved human skulls. Both halves of the skulls are attached, then covered with animal skin on each side. The drum is held in one hand between the thumb and fingers and rhythmically rotated back and forth allowing the two strapped beaters attached to each side of the drum to strike the skin and produce sound.

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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 MORE...

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