Darbuka- globlet drum is a single head membranophone. It is an open-back, long anchor, and made of baked clay or an aluminum and similar metal, used as a method of tapping in Turkish music.
This instrument has a history that goes all the way back to the Common Era in Egypt, also very common in Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Arabic countries and North Africa and widely played in Turkish Folk Music amongst other instruments and has also known as an important instrument in the Turkish classical music lately. Darbuka has different names such as “dümbek,” “dümbelek”, “tömbek” but its original name “dümbelek” an Arabic name means “to strike”. These extraordinary instruments originate from the Middle East; now they have found their way to drummers and percussionists all over the world.
Turkey has been well known for its craftsmen and Turkish Professional Darbukas are great examples of this fact. The professional doumbeks grade drums made light and sturdy while sounding beautifully. Turkish darbukas are made up of metal or pottery. Traditionally, its head is made by a stretched skin, now, the heads are synthetic, and can be tuned. Many different screws are located on the head for tuning. These synthetic skins their pitch regardless of change in temperature and humidity.
Darbuka, is important in entertainment culture in deep-seated geographies, has outward of a broad pipe on one side and a narrow side, it is hyped-up on a leather hoop and its unique tone is adapted. They are capable of producing an immense range of tones and sounds. Darbuka contains Two basic sounds called, düm and tek :
1- “Dum” is the basis for rhythm and is achieved by hitting the middle of the instrument. 2- “Tek” sound is used for decoration and improvisation.
All of our Turkish Doumbeks are hand-made in Turkey by local artisans. Turkish Darbuka you will find has both high-end drums made to be as beautiful as they sound and more affordable.
Here you can find Turkish darbukas made of metal and with synthetic skin that newfangled performers prefer these days because of their lightness and functionality. In our store, we make available different kinds of darbukas in distinctive quality levels, meeting different possibilities in sizes.
The Turkish darbukas we sell are manufactured by the best, local luthiers. We have darbukas with diameters of 13, 15, and 18 cm made of metal.These models can be chosen because of their lightness. The Darbuka’s contain copper body but they are chrome plated. Beyond different materials and sizes, the darbukas or doumbeks here are in different colors. You can choose among black, metal or red darbukas. The colors and delicate ornaments present an aesthetic view, as well as all of them, possess an example of traditional Turkish craft. You can have these beautiful Darbuka’s for the best prices from our store. We believe that the prices of our Turkish darbukas are the lowest prices on the market. Here you will find the most convenient darbuka for you, and we are providing you with the opportunity to have this amazing instrument for the best value.