Jori is a percussion instrument that traces its roots through the rich heritage of Sikh music. It is known for its breath-taking, powerful open-strokes and intricate rhythms played with open hands and fingers. In Kirtan, Jori symbolizes the rhythm of life.
To offer a brief historical perspective, the instrument Jori was brought to existence in the court of Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606) by renowned Kirtaniyas (bards) of the era – Bhai Satta Dum and Bhai Rai Balwand. Jori was created by splitting a century-old one-barrel instrument – Pakhawaj – into two pieces of drums.
- Made with the finest wood
- Wood is carved
- Comes with a hammer and a fiberglass case
- Weighs less then 25 lbs