boobam (arrangement of bamboo tube-drums)

~ Percussion instrument


Pipes of bamboo with goat or calfskin membranes, the pitches depend largely on tube-lenght, it is the ancestor to the octoban. Modern variants are usually made of wood, plastic or metal with plastic membranes.


Hornbostel–Sachs classification 211.211.1
(Open ended cylindrical drum)

Annotation last modified on 2017-09-09 15:17 UTC.


type of:cylindrical drum
derivations:octoban (racked 4 or 8 tom-toms)
Wikidata:Q748760 [info]