Dabu (Pinyin: Dá bo), the soul of Uyghur music, is essential in most dance and folk songs. Dabu's timbre is crisp and loud, the sound intensity varies greatly, and the playing skills are flexible and changeable, which can play a role in setting off the atmosphere of various music plots. Popular in the north and south of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.


  • Pinyin:Dá bo
  • origin:The prototype or originated from the Middle East
  • Classification:Uyghur musical instruments
  • popular area:Xinjiang Tianshan North and South
There is a legend of Dabu on the banks of the Yarkand River in southern Xinjiang: long ago, there were dense jungles in the north and south of the Tianshan Mountains, with a mild climate and rich products. People live in harmony and live and work in peace and contentment.
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When playing, the drum frame is supported by the tiger's mouth with both hands, and the center of gravity is on the left hand.
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According to the characteristics of Dabu, Dabu is divided into Dabu for witchcraft and Dabu for singing. Make dabs on the moon, dance dabs in music.
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The dab drum is made of wood, with small iron rings inlaid inside, and one side is covered with skin.
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