Kudüm is one of the most fundamental rhythm instruments in Turkish classical music. The person playing it is called kudümzen. In the Rumi music (Mevlevi music), it is one of the four main instruments along with ney, rebab (Turkish: rebap), and halile (cymbal of Turkey).

It consists of a pair of small, hemispherical drums. Traditionally kudüm was played in religious ceremonies; in a secular context, like in Ottoman military band (mehter music), its slightly bigger cousin nakkare (Turkish) is played.

See also Naqareh (Nakkare, Naqqāra), Gosha Nagara, and Nagara (drum).

Upload media
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg  Wikipedia
Subclass ofmembranophones
Country of origin
Authority control
Edit infobox data on Wikidata
Nakkare (tr); Kudüm (fr); Kudüm (en) instrument de musique turc (fr) Kudüm, Kudümzen (tr); Kudum (fr)

Media in category "Kudüm"

The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total.