Help to identify large attached metal cymbal instrument?

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Hazine
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Help to identify large attached metal cymbal instrument?

Post by Hazine » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:46 pm

I have a set of large metal attached double cymbals. There are matching sides and appear to be played by clapping them together. There are strings on both sets for hands. Can anyone tell me the name of this instrument. I was told it was an instrument from India.

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Re: Help to identify large attached metal cymbal instrument?

Post by David Russell Watson » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:07 am

They appear to be Moroccan qarāqib, though India may have something similiar unknown to me.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakebs
and http://www.google.com/search?q=qaraqib& ... 80&bih=497

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Re: Help to identify large attached metal cymbal instrument?

Post by Fil » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:41 pm

Maybe a helmet for conjoined twins?

A religious musical device for same? Fraternal Gong?

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Re: Help to identify large attached metal cymbal instrument?

Post by Hazine » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:49 pm

Thank you! They are Moroccan. I got them from another dancer in a box marked India. I recognized the Kartals, finger cymbals and other items from India, but not this.

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