txalaparta (Traditional Basque idiophone)

~ Percussion instrument

Description

Traditionally consisting of two long wooden planks with corn-husks attached for vibration and hit with long, thick sticks called Makilak, today the planks are shorter and can be made of many other materials like stone, wood or metal and are hit with shorter, lighter sticks.

Relationships

from: Basque Country, Spain
part of: traditional basque ensemble
type of: struck idiophone
Wikidata: Q943438 [info]