Afro-Ton Darabuka - ADB 475
The origin of the Egyptian Arabic term darabukka probably lies in the Arabic word "darab" ("to strike"). Goblet drums were seen in Babylonia and Sumer dates from as early as 1100 BCE. On Celebes one large form serves as a temple instrument, set on the floor when performed, which could be a survival of the ancient use of the drum.
The goblet drum (also chalice drum, tarabuka, tarabaki, darbuka, debuka, doumbek, dumbec, dumbeg, dumbelek, tablah, toumperleki or zerbaghali, Arabic: دربوكة / ALA-LC: darbūkah) is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe.
For more than 20 years Afroton has been dedicated to bringing you the world of rhythms and sounds. Afroton drums are manufactured to exact specifications in selected production sites in the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali and Ghana.