kanjira

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kanjira (plural kanjiras)

  1. A South Indian frame drum, similar to the tambourine.
    • 2009 May 1, Nate Chinen, “Bringing Along Friends Who Can Add to the Beat”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Mahadevan also sang winningly (but often wordlessly) throughout the concert’s second half, alongside Mr. Hussain, the mandolinist U. Shrinivas and the percussionist V. Selvaganesh, whose specialty is the kanjira, a small hand drum with an expressive range of pitch.

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