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A sound effect instrument that produces a rattling effect, which can be an almost silent rustling to an...
Its massive body ensures that this tumba has a rich bass voice that drives the rhythm with authority. It's...
Now everyone can hear the sweet kalimba tones you generate.
LP Matador Puerto Rican Bongos are modeled after traditional style instruments (and thus have traditional...
This darbuka is a beautiful drum with dynamic sounds suitable for many world percussion styles.
Natural looks and sound from LP in a great percussion package. Crafted from kiln dried, environmentally...
The Meinl cajon has a Siam Oak body for bright tone, adjustable snare wires for snappy sound, and a padded...
Pearl Hex GanzasAsymmetrical angles 3 distinct pitches are capable depending on which "corner" is played.
A pro-quality cajon with tons of adjustability and a set of tones that will make you want to sing.
This quinto bears the flag of Puerto Rico, an island that is indisputably the source of much of the world's...
The hand drum is one of the world's most ancient and sacred instruments. Far from just another percussive, it has evolved over the years to play a vital role in aspects of innumerable human endeavors. Percussion is a crucial component to cultures around the world. From the Africa djembe, to the congas of Latin Americas, drums and drumming are simply integral to many ways of life. Beyond just entertainment, drumming is truly a means of communication. For many they are also an important piece of ceremonies and rituals, including rites of passage, birth, death, marriage, worship and healing. They have also been featured on flags and coats of arms, while their techniques have been passed down through families for generations. What makes the hand drum unique is simple. While most percussive instruments are played with sticks, mallets and other objects, hand drums are struck by the hands of the drummer to produce their captivating sounds. By modifying the intensity of the drumming, or by drumming different areas of the surface, the drummer can change the sound, bringing vibrant life to such a simple yet versatile instrument. Originally hand drums were constructed out of wood or other materials that were common to the local environment, while the drum skin, or head, came from animals that were in the local's diet. This method has yielded a variety of drums with sounds distinctive to cultures from which they arose. Over the years hand drum construction has evolved to use more modern materials that allows for easier access, but their origins remain a wonderful piece of our shared history. Whether playing the hand drum as part of a collective or just around a campfire, keeping time as others sing along, you'll be adding your own personal stamp to a tradition that is as rich and storied as any we have seen.
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