The Duhulla is a type of bass drum that is commonly found in Arabic percussion. Usually, it is played along with the Tabla, Goblet drum, Darabuka, Riq (tambourine), and Daf (frame drum.) Duhulla, sometimes referred to as Doholla, or Bass Darabuka, is mostly found across the Middle East. Used mostly in festival settings, it is part of many trans-regional traditional music and dance across the Arab world. It is very similar to the Darabuka (or as known by Egyptians, the Tabla), but it is a larger version and has a deeper sound.
A Duhulla is known for its wide dynamic range. It can create both deep bass or high-pitched tones. While it can be used as a solo instrument, it is most commonly utilized as a complement to a Tabla driven ensemble.
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