World Drums celebrate global rhythmic traditions and invite communal music making. Bata, Aztec, Triple Play, and Timbales are inspired by drums found in Haiti, Brazil, The Caribbean, and Mexico. Designed for all ages.
With names that mimic their tones, the Quinto, Tumba, and Conga comprise a classic Afro-Cuban drum ensemble found in music ensembles across the Americas.
A two-headed drum with multiple playing surfaces, the Bata reflects the deep cultural traditions of the Caribbean and Africa.
Incorporating three frame drums on one stand, Triple Play represents universal drum forms found throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia. It features three playing surfaces, is easy to play from all sides, is a great value, and a centerpiece of percussive play.
Incorporating two drums on one stand, the Timbales draw from the instruments of Africa and Latin America offering value, cultural tradition, and great sound in one instrument.
Drawing from the rich cultural traditions of Mexico, these forms reflect the drums used by Aztec cultures throughout history. Their tones are similar but lower than the Congas. Sound emanates from the traditional Aztec cut out at the base of each drum.
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.