Tef or Riq?

The Riq is another of the exciting instruments you can play in our Joko’s Tambourine app. The Riq is an instrument similar to the tambourine which can also be spelled Riqq or Rik, or written in Arabic as رق‎. It is also known as a Tef in Turkish music and as a Daf in Pakistan. The Riq is an important …

The South Indian Kanjira

Bhajan instruments: The Kanjira’s Beginnings Featured in our Joko’s Tambourine app is another instrument of the Tambourine family; the South Indian Kanjira. Used as a folk drum or as part of Bhajan music, Hindu devotional music the Kanjira closely resembled the European style Tambourine. In the 1880s Manpoondia Pillai is credited with altering the drum and it afterwards it began …