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Big drum with two sheets from Turkey. It is called tupan in Macedonia and Bulgaria, or davul in Turkey. With the right hand, this is played with a mallet. The finer work is done with the left hand with a thin stick; usually a reed.

The Turkish drum as used in a concert orchestra / fanfare is also a double-wing drum. However, that one is not played on with a reed.

Paddy Bush plays the tupan on Kate’s song Deeper Understanding.


  • Tupan. Wikipedia [Dutch], retrieved 4 September 2017.