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The doubi or doubaki is a small drum with undefined tuning pitch, which is played on the islands. Generally, it is made with the same material as a typical drum, in different sizes, sometimes wider than it is tall (the distance between the two leather surfaces). When constructing doubi, craftsmen stretch the leather skin on the two circular bases either with the rope, or by hammering it onto the framework. On both leather surfaces they also stretch two intestinal strings. It is usually played with at least one melodic instrument. On the islands it is mainly played with tsabouna and lyre.


Made from wood and goat skin.

Doubaki / Cycladic Drum

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