1) Professional clay darbouka Height: 16.5 in Head: 10 in
Solids: Black, Brown, Blue, White, Red, Green
Multicolored: "One of a kind design" - please click here for current designs
w/ goatskin: $95
w/ stingray: $125-150 (stingray skins are either fresh water or salt water types)
2) Student* clay darbouka with goat skin drumhead $60
3) Student clay darbouka with stingray drumhead** $100
Height: 16 in Head: 10 in
Available colors: Unglazed only
Green or Red (as shown, right)
*These are the most basic darboukas we have available
which are non-polished ceramic edges & looser stitching..
The sound quality is adequate, but not as professionally "tuned" because of the stitichwork.
**The stingray skin heads have Najib's professional stitchwork, but the design stays the same
4) Egyptian tambourine with stingray head
$100 (w/ vinyl case)
Width: 10 in with goatskin $45
Wood frame: Mosaic tiles or Painted design (right)
The tambourine is considered the original drumset
5) Bendir (Frame drum) $ 50-100
Light-weight wood frame with goat skin w/ or w/o classic North African "resonance strings"
6) Bamboo flutes (Nay) $ 65 and above (from Syria & Egypt)
The length determines the key. Price varies with length.
7) Gnawan Hand castenets from Morocco & Tunisia (Esh-ka-schach or Kar-ka-ba)
$ 95 1 set (pair) of steel Esh ka schach
Sounds similar to galloping horses. Makes a lot of noise
8) Gnawan Percussive bass (Hash-hoosh)
Wood frame, goat skin, and natural strings give this instrument an earthy sound.
The instrument is strummed like the bass guitar, but the skin is also used as an added percussive sound.
9) Tahrija Moroccan Finger Drums $20-35 (see below)
Hand-held clay drums with goatskin drumhead and natural resonance strings. Height varies from 8 - 16 in
This instrument is played with one finger (pointer finger) by men & women during weddings and festivals.