211.252.12 Individual double-skin conical drums, both heads played

Koboro or kabaro, kettledrum.

Liturgical chanting is interspersed with the rhythm of the drums in church services, and they also feature in religious dances. The drum's sounds may also mingle with those of the tsenatsil, sistrum, and maqwāmiā, prayer stick. The drum is usually suspended from a sling that passes over the player's shoulder. The large head of the drum that produces the bass note is struck by the drummer's right hand, while the smaller head that plays a higher note is struck by the left hand. Sometimes the instrument rests on the ground on the smaller head, and only the bass head is struck.

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