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It's beautiful to behold, and the sounds are slamming! This cajon's burlwood frontplate gives it a sculptural...
This Synergy percussion package features a conga set with stand and bongo set too. The congas are made from...
With a modest price tag, the rich payoff of the LP Aspire Cajon is in solid bass tones.
Beautifully handcrafted in Peruvian mohena with ornate inlays. Internal wires provide the perfect amount of...
The ebony front panel gives this cajon a gorgeous appearance. Its rich wood tone is augmented by modern...
With a variety of tones and a weather-resistant suede head, this is the perfect beginner's drum.
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.