The Daf is a certain type of frame drum that is widespread all over the orient.
Historically, the Daf is often associated with Sufi ceremonies and rituals.
Nowadays the sound of this special percussion instrument can be heard all over Middle Eastern and oriental music.
The popularity of the drum has increased, so you can find it in different countries like Iran, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Central Asia, Kurdistan and South-Eastern Europe.
You might have heard the catchy Daf drum sound in a bunch of oriental folk music songs before.
The Sound of Majid Drums “Daf” is especially unique because this high-quality percussion instrument is furnished with metal rings on the inside.
Its handmade frame is covered with a natural skin, which gives the Daf its warm and traditional sound.
The playing-surface of this drum consists of goat skin by default and contrary to most standard Dafs — its tuneable.
Therefore, problems concerning the tension of the playing-surface due to heat etc., are a thing of the past.
The tuning works with an air system, which means that the durability of your drum is improved since you don’t have to heat up the skin to adjust the sound.
Long live the Daf!
Majid Drums works with handpicked woods that are carefully crafted together, instead of using a single piece of solid wood.
Thus, the instrument is remarkably light (about 600 – 800g) and offers a comfortable way of playing.