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Jamaican Tambarines or Timbrells
Hi my name is Tiffany and I am in 9th grade this year.
I am taking music for credit, and I need a picture of an original Jamaican tambourine and I saw your web site and thought that I would ask you. Thank you.
ANSWER: August-19-2009 by Wellesley Gayle
Thanks for asking.
Please see the photo of the Jamaican tambourine above.
The tambourine or Marine (commonly called Tambo) is a musical instrument of the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".
Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head at all.
Tambourines come in many different shapes with the most common being circular. It is found in many forms of music, Italian folk music, classical music, Roma music, Persian music, gospel music, pop music and rock music.
The word tambourine finds its origins in the Middle Persian word tambūr "lute, drum" (via the Middle French tambour). (Source: Wikipedia.org)
You are welcome to visit my page on Jamaican Instruments as well.
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