Type: Bowed > Chordophone.
Region: Egypt > Middle East & North Africa.
Dimensions: Length in cm.
Acquisition Date: Circa 1986/87
Acquisition Source: Egyptian Group in performance at the
Vancouver Folk Festival.
The rebebbe or rebebe as played in Egypt is a bowed
chordophone that is classified as a "spike fiddle". It is in the sub of
bowed rebabs, and closely related to the spike fiddles as found in the
Levant. Having two strings. It is played by ensembles who feature the
midjweh, arghul, riqq, mazzar and doumbek.