Tag Archives: Middle Eastern music

R and S from the A to Z of percussion

R Rain maker (Brazil) Tube with baffles and seeds inside. Ratchet Usually made of wood with a cog turning against fixed slats. Translations Italian raganella, French crecelle, German ratshe, Spanish carraca. Rattle (Aboriginal/ Australia)- Container or gourd with seeds inside. … Continue reading

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D from A to Z of percussion

Damaru (Tibet) Wooden hour-glass shaped drum with clappers, originally made from a human skull. Continue reading

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