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Bendir
Robert Plant, March 17, 2005, Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas
General Specs
Features: Wooden frame (thumb-hole in frame), animal skin, animal intestine snares
Years in use: 2005-2009
The Bendir is a percussion instrument typical in Morocco and Algeria (as bendayr). Strings, called zanzana or uzmân, attached to the underside of the head to give it a characteristic buzz. The bendayr has a hole, thît or eye, in it's frame, permitting to pull the thumb through it and played it upright. Unlike the Tar and Deff the other framedrum instruments widely used in the islamic world. The membrane of the bendir is made of animal skin on a frame of wood with a thumb hole in it. Three or sometimes 4 strings are attached on the back to make a resonant sound. The characteristic unique thick sound, a combination of resonance and low drum, comes by the snares that make a buzz when the drum is struck. This instrument has a dominant role in Morroccan folkmusic, mainly by the Amazigh and Berber population.

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Robert Plant, March 17, 2005, Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas
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Robert Plant, March 21, 2005, House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Robert Plant, August 21, 2005, Weston Beach, Staffordshire, England
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Robert Plant, March 10, 2006, Caprices Festival, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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Robert Plant, July 21, 2006, Lovely Days Festival, St. Pölten, Austria
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Robert Plant, June 22, 2007, Fiddlers Club, Bedminster, Bristol, England
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Robert Plant, July, 29, 2007, Polideportivo Municipal, Los Alcázares, Murcia, Spain
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Robert Plant, April 25, 2009, Abu Dhabi Corniche, North Stage, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 

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Resources and Information:

Belly Dance Museum - http://www.belly-dance.org/bendir.html
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