Darbuka – Also known as the Egyptian tabla, doumbek, and a host of other names, this goblet shaped drum is ubiquitous in Middle Eastern music.

Traditionally the darbuka was made of clay and fish or goat skin, but currently the most common materials are cast aluminum, with a mylar (plastic) head. Turkish darabukas are often made from printed copper or aluminum. The Persian equivalent of darbuka is called the zarb, and is made of wood and animal hide.

The darbuka has an exciting sound that gives a lot of liveliness to the music.