Manjur (instrument)

The manjur (Arabic: المنجور‎) is a musical instrument used in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf but with East African origins. It is made of goat hooves attached to a cloth. It is performed by tying the instrument around the waist. The performer shakes his or her hip to create a rattle sound when the hooves collide with each other.

It is used in the fann at-Tanbura and zar performances.

External links

  • Mangur - Oman Centre for Traditional Music
  • The Tambura
  • Africans in the Arabian Gulf
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