Drums were a group of percussion instruments dating back a very long way and used by many races. They were all characterized by a membrane, usually made of skin, which was spanned tightly over some kind of hollow resonating body to create sound.
Known varieties were kettledrums, side drums, bass drums, gong drums, bongos, tom-toms, cylinder drums, the changoo, talking drums, slit drums and hand drums. Special variants used in Zakhara were tapered drums or darbukkah, elephant drums, jahlah, the naqqarah, qas'ah baladi, and the tabl. The Iulutiuns had a drum called kilat made of a sealskin over a circle of wood or bone.
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