private collection. Baku.
jura naghara (small naghara) usually accompanies an
ensemble of zurna players (photo 3). The jura naghara
is never played alone, but always in combination with
the boyuk naghara. Since it is smaller than the main
naghara, it is called "jura" naghara.
The body of the instrument may be made of different
kinds of wood, with goatskin or sheepskin stretched
over it. The jura and boyuk nagharas are similar in
their construction. The jura naghara is played with
two lightweight sticks that are bent back on the top.
As an instrument, it has its own definite role and
function within musical traditions. The diameter of
its body is 300-320 mm, and its height is 340-360