GataBera – Traditional Drums in Sri Lanka

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Like all of the drums, GataBera has two parts: the trunk and two ends. The trunk of the drum is produced from many kinds of timber like Asala, Kohomba or Kos whereas, two ends of the drum are made from two kinds of leathers, one face of this drum is bound with deerskin strings and the other is covered by the cow skin. These combinations create harmony in the rhythm, show the melody which you cannot find anywhere without Sri Lanka, suitable for the wedding music in Sri Lanka.



Traditional Drum Materials

Drum bodies: Wood from the Asala, Kohomba or Kos

Drum heads: buffalo skin

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