Also known as a goblet drum or doumbek, the darbuka is a membranophone with a single head and a body shaped like a goblet. It is used in the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe or Arabia.

The sounds produced by the darbuka include the intense bass sounds produced by striking the head in the center. The next sound is the tec and is a higher pitched sound. There are many techniques of hitting the darbuka that produce different sounds and timbres.

Arab Instruments sombaty plus darbuka is the leader of percussion instruments used in the Middle East. Oriental music first produced the distinctive rhythms and now the Darbuka is popular in Western music. The drum itself is a single-headed instrument that makes it very different from other musical instruments in the percussion family. The darbuka has long history of being used for belly dancing music in the