Musical Instrument of Malaysia - Rebana by frankfreddy

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									Musical Instrument of Malaysia - Rebana
Rebana is a name that is used for several types of drums that are used in Islamic
devotional music such as zikir, dance music, and other types of traditional Malay song and
in dance Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore. It typically has a resonant sound
reminiscent of the Middle Eastern tanbur and is often used to keep the beat in a manner
similar to the way the tanbour is used in Middle Eastern music. Malay Rebana are different
from the javanese drum or "Kendang". Rebana may only have one face to hit while
Javanese Kendang may have two face.

There are many type of rebana, the biggest rebana known is Rebana Ubi. Rebana Ubi are
widely use by the Malay people in East Coast Malaysia such Kelantan or Terengganu. This
type of rebana is the only rebana have a decorative pattern on the body and the face.
Smaller rebana also known as Kompang is widely use by Malay people when celebrating the
bride and groom in a wedding ceremony.In state of Johore, a type of Rebana known as
Rebana Hadrah. Meanwhile in Sumatra, Malay and Minang people also use rebana in many
native dance.

The Rebana is the image engraved on one side of the Malaysian 1 sen coin.
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