Text Box: Dogor

Class : Membranophone

 

           The Dogor is hold with the edge of the Khola with one hand and the Taali is played with the other. At times, the Taali is pressed from inside to produce different notes.

                 The body part of Dogor is made of Wood. The middle section of a piece of wood of 7 to 8 inch in diameter  and four to five inch in length, is bored to make a tube like hollow, which forms the Khola or Body of the Dogor. The Khola or the Body is egg shaped. One side of the Khola is enveloped with treated Goat skin and the other side is left open. The cover is called ‘Taali’. No ‘Ghun’ or ‘Siyahi’ is used in Dogor.  There is a stitch around the Taali, and lather strings called Borotis are attached with the stitch to tie the Taali with the Body. One frame is introduced toward the lower part of the body to facilitate attaching the Boroties.

 

                Dogor is an indispensible instrument in two major genre of Assamese folk music, Kamrupee and Goalporia Lokageet. In some places of Assam Dogor is accompanied with Boiragi Geet, form of folk music in Assam of Sufi character. In Kamrup region of Assam, Dogor is also used with Jethuwa Naam, Thiyo- Naam, Katimohiya Naam, and other religious songs.

 

 

Dogor is an instrument extensively used with Kamrupee and Goaporia Lokageet (Folk Songs) and being used in Assam since ages. Dogor like instruments are found in several folk cultures of India. There is custom of welcoming guests playing Dogor along with Dhol and other instruments among Assamese people.

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Folk Artist Dwijen Gogoi Playing Dogor