gosha naghara is one of the most widespread folk percussion
Baku. The 1995
instrument is part of ensembles and orchestras of
national instruments and is also used for performing
folk music. The gosha naghara has an original timbre
and can even be used as solo instrument.
The gosha naghara consists of two small nagharas of
differing sizes, joined together. Sometimes it is
called a "gosha dumbul" (A dumbul is a percussion
instrument that is much like the haghara.)
the gosha naghara was made of clay, and then later
of wood and metal. Camel, goat or calf leather is
used for the membrane, which is fitted to the body
using metal screws.
Baku. The 18th c.
screws are used for tuning the instrument as well.
While it is being played, the instrument is usually
placed on the floor or on a special platform. Wooden
sticks are used to play it. The size of the gosha
naghara can vary, but as a rule, the two bodies of
the gosha naghara are equal in height, 300-330 mm.
One of them is 240-280 mm in diameter, and the other
is 1 10-140 mm.