DAF

INDIAN FRAMEDRUM

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Indian Frame Drum

Daf is a tambourine.  It is quite large, about two feet across, with a conspicuous absence of jingles.  It is commonly used in folk music but is rarely heard in other styles.  It is also called dapphu, daffali, or a number of other names.  It is related to the kanjira of South Indian music.

 

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