The Riq an Egyptian tambourine found in various form throughout the Middle East. Typical Egyptian Riqs have intricate inlaid mosaic shells, a very tight fish skin head and heavy brass jingles which are played with the fingers. Modern riqs often have mylar heads for reasons of projection and durability.
Evan Kumar Fiske demonstrates the Riq. Click on the
picture to hear him play a variation on "Maksum" a dance rhythm.
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