Baraban is a large drum with a deep loud sound, with bilateral tension. Musical instrument from membranephones group. It consists of a cylindrical resonator body and one or two membranes. The sound of baraban is varied with a metallic plate, or a triangle. It is played with both hands and was one of instruments of folk band.


Very famous is the custom of Easter baraban sticking in Iłża. Ten men walk through the village with a big drum with a diameter of 1 m and 50 cm high, made of copper sheet and covered with foal or calf skin. The drum is worn since the midnight on Easter Saturday until 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday, when the Resurrection starts.

Two men take the instrument, and the other eight men hit it with wooden sticks during a five-minute pause. The drumming announces the Resurrection of the Lord. This custom is practised in Iłża since ancient times and is not known anywhere else.
Baraban is stored in a local church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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You need  to have an access to the internet and several computer stations (you can use e.g. computer room in school). We present two scenarios, so that step by step you can create the Orchestra of Invisible Instruments in your school.