Type: Membranophones > Drums > Frame.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 211.311
Diameter: 40 cm > 75 cm.
Depth: 8 cm to 15 cm.
Area: High Atlas.
Region: North Africa.
Description: The Allen is a frame drum that is played by the Berber people, particularly of Morocco in the High Atlas region. Its width varies from 40 cm to 75 cm. The depth of the Allun is 8 cm to 15 cm. Although it is similar to the bendir in appearance, the allun usually has no snares.
Citations: Bibliography: B. Lortat-Jacob: Musique et fêtes au Haut-Atlas [Paris, 1980] ; Websites: