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A dohol (Persian: دُهُل‎‎) is a large cylindrical drum with two skin heads. It is generally struck on one side with a wooden stick bowed at the end, and with a large thin stick on the other side, though it is also played by the bare hands. It is the principal accompaniment for the sorna (Persian oboe). It is used in both Iran and Afghanistan.

Dohol is largely performed in Kurdistan also along with a Zurna.

Dohol in Sistan va Baluchestan[edit]

In Sistan va Baluchestan province of Iran is performed in weddings and in most of the celebrations. Dohol is almost always accompanied by Sorna.

Dohol in Lorestan[edit]

In Lorestan province of Iran the is mostly performed in wedding ceremonies and other celebrations. Dohol is mostly performed along with a Sorna

See also[edit]


  • Mehran Poor Mandan, The Encyclopedia of Iranian Old Music, Tehran, 2000.

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