Al Shibabeh is a key instrument when performing to the song "Dal'ouna". Dal'ouna, a strong icon in traditional dabka, is one of our most well known dances, with its powerful steps, energetic leaps and spins.Al shabab add a unique and contemporary style to Dal'ouna, while keeping its tradition strong.It is a sure crowd pleaser.
Al Yarghoul is also an instrument used to play Dal'ouna. It is often compared to the sound of bagpipes. Al Yarghoul adds a special accent to any song, yet when it comes to al dabka, al yarghoul gives the dabka song an extra boost of energy.
Al Mijwez is another traditional blowing instrument and is sometimes called " AL-Mizmar", "AL-Mazawij, " "AL-Matbakh" or Al-Maqrunah". It is also used in traditional dabka songs.
Al Rababeh is another popular string instrument widely known in various parts of Palestine. It is made of wood, leather and horse-tail hair. It's shape could be a square or a rectangular box covered with leather on both sides and a string. A bow is used to generate vibrations in the hollow box similar to the violin.
To learn more about traditional Palestinian songs, please visit Palestinian Popular Songs.