The Adhan – Malay Drum Tradition

A Ghazali family tells us how the Beduk drum is used in the Adhan in Malaysia and Indonesia. The drum is hit in a certain beautiful rhythm before the calling for prayer. In old time only old/senior people allowed to hit it, but now young people can do it. The size of the drums varied, but mostly it is big in size. The pictures of the boys and the drums were taken in 2014 during Eid in Jakarta Indonesia. They are wearing traditional Malay dress.