Hand Drums

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Gon Bops at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Gon Bops’ Luis Cardoso gives us the tour of the new products for 2015 from Gon Bops. The first new item is a portable practice cajon, called el Flaco, which comes with a backpack…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2015

Product Close-Up: De Gregorio Cajons and Ahead Armor Cajon Bags (December 2014 Issue)

December 2014 Product Close-Up De Gregorio Cajons and Ahead Armor Cajon Bags Innovative, great-sounding instruments plus some of the finest protective cases on the market. The Spanish cajon maker De Gregorio has been producing handcrafted instruments for the European and…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2014

Rhythm House Drums’ Eco-Friendly Hand Drums

Located outside Charlotte, North Carolina, RHD specializes in custom-made hand drums that are build from locally felled lumber and are designed in an eco-friendly manner to reduce waste. The company offers djembes, ashiko drums, and sets of dunun. RHD also…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2014

Hand-Drumming Guinness Record Attempt Set for This Saturday April 26

On April 26, more than 1,000 percussionists will convene on the campus of the University of Maryland to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest hand-drum ensemble. Universal Percussion president Tom Shelley will emcee the event, as…

Modern Drummer
Apr 23, 2014

Product Close-Up: Remo Versa Drums (w/ VIDEO)

Product Close-Up Remo Versa Drums by Miguel Monroy Hand drums have played an essential role in the lives of countless people throughout history. In West Africa, the djembe facilitates a time of dance, community, and peace. Even the very origin…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2013

PMC Is Giving Away Free Beginner Packs for Both Drumkit and Hand Percussion Drummers

November is the month for the Percussion Marketing Council’s (PMC) annual International Drum Month campaign, and the PMC has gathered basic drumming essentials from industry members to help you get started drumming!  Anyone who has ever dreamed of playing drums…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2012

What You Need To Know About...Hand Drums

by Fran Azzarto It’s common for drumset players to be curious about hand drumming, and to eventually decide to buy their first set of bongos…or would congas be better…or perhaps a djembe? Modern Drummer’s sister publication, Drum Business, recently ran an…

Modern Drummer
Feb 13, 2012

Jim Brock

Jim Brock’s new CD/DVD set, The Nature Of Drumming, is an inspirational look at what makes this fine drummer/percussionist tick. “It’s basically an instructional video for why we play, and not so much on how we play,” Brock explains. “That’s…

Modern Drummer
Jan 25, 2007