Darbuka

Darbuka

Darbukas are goblet drums that originate from the Middle East. While these ancient world drums are traditionally played in countries and cultures where music and rhythm are a part of everyday life, the darbuka has become increasingly popular in the modern music of Western culture. Standing anywhere from 9” to 16” tall, darbukas feature a synthetic or rawhide drum head. The body is usually made from copper or aluminum and adorned with intricate engravings.

Played under the arm or resting on the leg using a light touch, the darbuka produces two main sounds. The “doum” sound is a deep, bass sound produced by striking the head of the drum with your fingers and palms. The “tek” or “ka” sound is a higher-pitched sound created by hitting near the edge of the drum head with your fingertips. All of the darbukas offered at X8 Drums are hand selected for quality and value so that you can play your hand drum for years to come.

  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand Engraved

    MSRP: $84.00
    $49.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: The Meinl hand engraved darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. This darbuka is constructed from...
    MSRP: $84.00
    $49.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand Engraved, Small

    MSRP: $68.00
    $39.99
    The Meinl hand engraved darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. This darbuka is constructed from thin shells in aluminum and the head is...
    MSRP: $68.00
    $39.99
  • Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand-Hammered

    Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand-Hammered

    MSRP: $52.00
    $29.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: The Meinl Turkish style Darbukas have a beautifully hand-hammered shell. They offer resonant lows and ringing highs with a wide range in between. Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern...
    MSRP: $52.00
    $29.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Hand-Hammered 7-1/4"x13-1/3"

    $42.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. Our darbukas are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the different...
    $42.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Hand-Hammered 8"x14-1/2"

    $48.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. Our darbukas are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the different...
    $48.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 5-1/3"x9-1/4"

    $19.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 5-7/8"x11"

    $27.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $27.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 7-1/4"x13-1/3"

    $34.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $34.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 8"x14-1/2"

    $42.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $42.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka - Small

    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka The Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka features a beautifully hand-hammered shell and built in jingles which adds a nice rattling effect and enhances their sound spectrum tremendously. Darbukas and Doumbeks have...
    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka Hand Hammered 8 1/4" x 16"

    MSRP: $90.00
    $54.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka The Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka features a beautifully hand-hammered shell and built in jingles which adds a nice rattling effect and enhances their sound spectrum tremendously. Darbukas and Doumbeks have...
    MSRP: $90.00
    $54.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Copper Darbuka - Floral Hand Engraved w/ Bag

    MSRP: $222.00
    $129.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka The beautifully hand-engraved shell of the Meinl Copper Darbuka is outstanding in sound and look! Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern music. They are very popular in countries where music...
    MSRP: $222.00
    $129.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Copper Darbuka - Hand Engraved w/ Bag

    MSRP: $212.00
    $124.99
    Watch Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: The beautifully hand-engraved shell of the Meinl Copper Darbuka is outstanding in sound and look! Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern music. They are very popular in countries where music...
    MSRP: $212.00
    $124.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Hand Engraved Aluminum Mini Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Hand Hammered Aluminum Mini Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Lacquered Aluminum Mini Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Mini Darbuka, Aluminum

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl Plain Aluminum Darbuka

    Meinl

    Meinl Plain Aluminum Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern music. They are very popular in countries where music and rhythm are part of daily life. Later on they founde their way into Western Civilization and...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon 14" Turkish Copper Series Darbuka

    MSRP: $249.00
    $139.00
    The Tycoon 14" Turkish Copper Series Darbuka is crafted from copper with a beautifully engraved design on the shell. Copper body Crisp sound with optimum resonance Durable synthetic head Replacement heads available Tuning key included
    MSRP: $249.00
    $139.00
  • Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Aluminum Darbuka

    MSRP: $49.00
    $29.00
    The Tycoon Aluminum Darbuka is crafted from aluminum with a synthetic head that produces crisp sound with optimum resonance. Darbukas are goblet drums from ancient origin Aluminum body Crisp sound with optimum resonance Durable synthetic head...
    MSRP: $49.00
    $29.00
  • Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Aluminum Darbuka with Built-in Tambourine

    MSRP: $99.00
    $69.00
    The Tycoon Aluminum Darbuka is crafted from aluminum with a synthetic head and a built-in tambourine to add a percussion effect to the crisp and resonant sounds of this drum. Built-in tambourine Aluminum body Crisp sound with optimum...
    MSRP: $99.00
    $69.00
  • Tycoon Hand Hammered Aluminum Darbuka

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Hand Hammered Aluminum Darbuka

    MSRP: $79.00
    $49.00
    The Tycoon Aluminum Darbuka is crafted from hand-hammered aluminum with a synthetic head that produces crisp sound with optimum resonance. Darbukas are goblet drums from ancient origin Aluminum body Crisp sound with optimum resonance Durable synthetic...
    MSRP: $79.00
    $49.00
  • Tycoon Turkish Copper Series Darbuka 6.5‰Û_ / 12.5‰Û_

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Turkish Copper Series Darbuka 6.5‰Û_ / 12.5‰Û_

    MSRP: $189.00
    $119.00
    The Tycoon 12" Turkish Copper Series Darbuka is crafted from copper with a beautifully engraved design on the shell. Copper body Crisp sound with optimum resonance Durable synthetic head Replacement heads available Tuning key included
    MSRP: $189.00
    $119.00