friction drum with a cord (burczybas)

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Tadeusz Makowski, burczybas; rec. Jacek Jackowski, Ciechanowiec 2013; ISPAN
Local name: burczybas, bùrczibas, brzãczadło, brzãczëdło, brzãczk, mrëczk, bąk, bùk, brantop, brumtop, brumbas
Classification: 2 Membranophones / 23 Friction drums / 232 Friction drum with cord
Maker: Walkusz Jerzy
Date: 2005
Village / Town: Hopowo
Region: Pomerania (Cassubia)
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MLIM/MS/1453
Description: body made from a hollowed wooden trunk; two bottoms – one made of skin (tensioned with a metal hoop) with a tassel of horse hair attached in the middle, the other made of wood with a chain threaded through a metal ring attached in the bottom’s center; the use of two membranes (leather and wooden), casued to vibrate with the use of the horsehair tassel and the metal chain respectively, is the maker's modification
Materials: wood, leather, metal, hair
Performance practice: when the hair is rubbed with wet hands or a glove covered with rosin it produces a low sound; a music tool used to make ritual uproar; nowadays used in folk bands in Kaszuby (Cassubia), and a symbol of the region's musical identity
Catalog card by: MLIM / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Tadeusz Makowski (b. 1950), burczybas; rec. Jacek Jackowski, Ciechanowiec 2005, 2012; ISPAN

Trojak; The Cassubian Folk Band from Kościerzyna: Leon Laska (b. 1915), violin, Bogdan Peek (b. 1958), violin, Andrzej Wera (b. 1958), accordion, Ireneusz Recław (b. 1960), double bass, Dariusz Zwolakiewicz (b. 1958), devil's fiddle, Kazimierz Maliszewski (b. 1957), burczybas, Ryszard Drożdżyński (b. 1958), burczybas; rec. Kazimierz 1975; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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