Type: Frame Drum > Membranophone.
Region: Many > Middle East > North Africa.
Specimen: From Egypt.
Acquisition Source: Paris, France.Description: The riqq is a membranophone percussion instrument that is classified as a "frame drum". The riqq is used to accompany Arabic and Turkish belly-dance music to Maqam [classical music] other regional folk musics and along with contemporary genres. There are metal bodied riqq's which developed in the 1980s with synthetic plastic heads.