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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A pair of small different-sized hand drums used especially in music of India.

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  • The term tabla is derived from an Arabic word, tabl, which simply means "drum."
  • In addition to the instrument itself, the term tabla is often used in reference to this knowledge and the process of its transmission.
  • Mukta is the first-call tabla-maker to provide the instrument for Ustad Zakir Hussain when he is in town.
  • His bands moved between the Asian drum called a tabla and Western instruments like the accordion, and he sang of love, explicitly. for more
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