Jori (instrument)

Jori, Jodi, or Jorhi (sometimes Jori-Pakhawaj) is a South Asian percussion instrument made up of two individual drums. The Jori originates from the Punjab region of South Asia.[1] Historically, the Jori has accompanied Gurbani Kirtan.[1][2] Prominent exponents of the Jori include Ustad Sukhvinder Singh 'Pinky",[3] and Bhai Baldeep Singh.[1]

In its construction, the Jori is similar to the Tabla. The key differences being the use of a larger dayaan (treble drum), and a wooden barrel-shaped bayaan (bass drum) with atta (dough) instead of the syahi .[4]


  1. ^ a b c Shukla, Vandana. "Punjab's pakhawaj is the ideal percussion instrument – so why did it lose out to the tabla?". Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  2. ^ Singh, Jasdeep (4 February 2021). "Historical Beats" (PDF). NCPA On Stage Magazine - December 2020. 10 (5): 28–31.
  3. ^ "Sukhvinder Singh 'Pinky' | Darbar". Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  4. ^ Pradhan, Aneesh. "Listen: Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussein and others display the versatility of the Punjab gharana". Retrieved 2021-02-04.