Here we have a fun assortment of interesting percussion. Clockwise
from the top left is a solid rosewood log drum...what a sound! Next to that is a stir drum (you place a stick in the center
and...stir!) At the lower right is a monkey drum and next to that is a thing with three things on it that you hit. ;-)
I'll bet you're thinking..."How did this guy become such a vast storehouse of percussive
One of my finds of the year was this
beautiful set of Meinl Bongos. They have solid mahogany shells...not staves...and buffalo skin heads. Would you believe that these bongos carry a list price of $269.00??
I found these used...without a single
scratch on them...no evidence of them even having been played...for less than $50.00! They are just the best sounding bongos
I've ever owned or heard.
Here is a small Djun-Djun called
a Brekete Drum. Legend has it that Pygmie tribes use drums like these to scare off flies and mosquitos which might otherwise carry them away to unspeakable places. The African kente cloth makes this one of the most attractive African drums I own.
This is a very unusual doumbek made by Toca. It has a black fiberglass body with heavy-duty chrome hardware and a mylar head. It has a very modern, high-tech look to it. So many different
materials have been used to make doumbeks over the centuries ...wood, ceramic, brass,
copper, aluminum, clay, even volcanic ash! Whoever designed this drum, managed to create an original!