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Greetings! This group is for all those percussionists interested in the goblet shaped drums of Asia, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. They are known by many names listed here:

Darabuke (Albania)
Darabuka, Darambuka, Tarambuke and Tarambuka (Bulgaria)
Darabukka, Derabucca, and Darbouka (Egypt)
Derbekki, Drbekki, and Drbakka (Lebanon and Syria)
Derbocka (Morocco and Algeria)
Dobouk (Hungary)
Donbak, Dombak, Tombak, Tonbak and Zarb (Persia)
Doumbek (USA)
Dumbelek, Darbuka and Deblek (Turkey)
Gedombak (Malaysia)
Shuhai-Gata-Katamen-Taiko (Japan)
Tarambuka (Yugoslavia)
Tarija (Morocco)
Tarabuka (Macedonia)
Tablak (Tajikistan)
Thon, Thab and Thap (Thailand and Cambodia)
Toubeleki (Greece)
Tumbaknari (Kashmir of Indian) Ghumat (Goa of India)) and Jamuku (South India)
Zirbaghali (Afghanistan)

We welcome your participation. Please introduce yourself, and remember to put your goblet drum related website URLs in the links section. The calendar too, is available to all.

Please keep all posts related to drumming, focusing on the use of goblet shaped drums around the world. Mentioning other instruments and music in context is fine. However, political posts, flames, and those posts considered hostile or offensive to list members are off topic, and repeated off topic posts are grounds for removal.

This group has been established by Peyman Nasehpour and the late
Eric Stuer.

Picture: Khatam Tonbak by Peyman Nasehpour

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