Caribbean, African, and Kids Communal drums form a world rhythm ensemble that is especially designed to develop smaller children’s skills with percussive music making.

Kids Communal
At traditional gatherings known as Pow Wows, the drum sets the heartbeat for the rhythm and tempo of ceremonial songs and dances. Designed especially for communal play by smaller children.

African-Asian
These sculptures incorporate the shapes of both West African and Asian forms. They offer visual elegance as well as cultural relevance.

Caribbean
Derived from the Afro-Caribbean tradition of Conga, Quinto, and Tumba drums, they are the most famous drums in the Americas and are often used in popular American music.

Brazilian
Africa and Brazil meet in this traditional conical form that creates harmonious drum sound and echoes the past.

For over 40 years, artist/musician team, Bill and Mary Buchen, have designed public art installations and interactive sound sculptures for parks, schools, science centers, transit stations, children’s museums and playgrounds around the world. Their artworks invite active play and group participation; whether tapping rhythms on percussion instruments inspired by global music cultures or investigating environmental phenomena.

Designed to engage all ages and skill levels in communal music making and sonic explorations, their innovative sound sculptures are available either individually or as an integrated ensemble for any outdoor recreational or educational setting. All are precision fabricated in the USA of powder–coated or stainless steel and designed for ultimate durability, low maintenance and easy bolt-down installation.

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