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Liturgical kebero drums in Lalibela.
Percussion instrument
Classification membranophone
Related instruments

A kebero is a double-headed, conical hand drum used in the traditional music of Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia. A piece of animal hide is stretched over each end of the instrument, thus forming a membranophone. A large version of the kebero is also used in Ethiopian Orthodox Christian liturgical music, while smaller versions are used in secular celebrations.[1] The Kebero is primarily used in weddings and other ceremonies. It was created in the Norther Highlands of Ethiopia. The instrument is made from the hollowed out section of a tree trunk and then hard particles are inserted into it. The shell is then covered with two cow leather membranes, so that one can be tuned higher than the other. A kebero is also used in a worship called wereb. It is mostly done in Ethiopia.

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  1. ^ Shelemay, Kay Kaufman (2001). Sadie, Stanley; Tyrrell, John (eds.). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. viii (2 ed.). London: Macmillan. pp. 355–356.