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  • Darbuka

    The darbuka, or goblet drum, is an ancient drum of Middle Eastern origin, and like the bendir, there is evidence of it having been used in Mesopotamia over 3,000 years ago. It has a goblet-shaped body which is traditionally made from clay and with a fish or goat skin. Modern Darbukas are also be made […]

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    Posted at July 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Drums | 0 Comment
  • Daf

    A frame drum made of wood with a goat skin or synthetic originating in the Middle East. Most dafs are equipped with a small hand grip and the instrument is held upright a while the main rhythm is tapped out by the free hand.  Many dafs also have small metallic rings around the inside of […]

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    Posted at July 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Drums | 0 Comment
  • Cajon

    The cajon originally comes from Latin America, and the name derives from the Spanish word for box. During the colonial period in Peru, slaves from Africa used simple wooden transport boxes as a substitute for their own traditional drums. These eventually became the cajon, with the characteristic snare sound we know today. The sophisticated interior […]

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  • Bodhran

    The bodhran is an Irish frame drum. The wooden frame is covered with goat skin and usually strengthened with a cross in the centre. Modern bodhrans offer a mechanical tuning system which helps the player either to create a low bass sound or a higher sound. Usually the bodhran is played in a sitting position […]

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    Posted at July 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Drums | Comments Off on Bodhran
  • Bendir

    The bendir (also known as erbeni or arbani) is a simple traditional frame drum used throughout northern Africa. Frame drums are the oldest and most common kind of drum and the bendir has been around since prehistoric times with strong evidence of its use in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. It typically has a two or […]

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  • Best of Vancouver

    Help us win “BEST” music store in Vancouver!

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    Posted at June 24, 2013 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Best of Vancouver
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