Khamak

Khamak

Khamak is a string instrument commonly used in folk music of Bengal,Odisha and the North East India. it is a one-headed drum with a string attached to it which is plucked.It consists of three basic parts. A bowl which is often made out of wood is connected by strings to another smaller piece of wood. The bowl is held under the arm holding the smaller piece of wood with the same hand.The strings are plucked by the other hand while adjusting the tension of strings creating the desired sound. It is associated with Bengali folk music of Bauls, the spiritual minstrels and poets of Sufi genre.