The Xinjiang tambourine is also known as Dab. Dab is named after his sound. Dab: Named after the sound of "Da" and "Bu" when tapping. The tambourine is a common musical instrument used by people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang to celebrate harvests and festivals.
Dab had appeared in the Northern and Southern Dynasties 1400 years ago. During the Sui and Tang Dynasties, Dab was introduced to the mainland with the songs and dances of the Western Region. After 1759, Dab was included in the Hui music of the Qing Dynasty. For a long time, Dab has been widely spread among the people and has become a traditional musical instrument for ethnic minorities such as Xinjiang Uygur, Uzbek and Tajik.
In the long-term development, the Dabha system of each ethnic group is slightly different, with its own characteristics and rich sounds. It is widely used in instrumental ensembles and folk songs and dances.
The Uighur people love Dab, and both men and women will play. It is an indispensable and important instrument in the Uyghur's various forms of instrumental ensembles and song and dance accompaniment. It is often used as a lead instrument and plays a role in coordinating the band's high, medium, bass and unified rhythm, except for ensembles. Or can be played in addition to the accompaniment.
The sound of Dab is crisp and loud, the intensity of sound changes greatly, and the playing skills are flexible and changeable, which can play a role in setting off the atmosphere of various music compositions. The shape is lovely, the color is warm, and it can create a cheerful atmosphere.