Tag Archives: Australian music

R and S from the A to Z of percussion

R Rain maker (Brazil) Tube with baffles and seeds inside. Ratchet Usually made of wood with a cog turning against fixed slats. Translations Italian raganella, French crecelle, German ratshe, Spanish carraca. Rattle (Aboriginal/ Australia)- Container or gourd with seeds inside. … Continue reading

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H, I, J, K and L from A to Z of percussion

Kokoriko (Japan) Wooden slats strung together Continue reading

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D from A to Z of percussion

Damaru (Tibet) Wooden hour-glass shaped drum with clappers, originally made from a human skull. Continue reading

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C from A to Z of percussion

Cajón/Cajónes (Cuba) Wooden crates of different sizes used to play rumba. (originally boxes to transport fish). Continue reading

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B from A to Z of percussion

Bongo(s) (Cuba) Pair of small drums that play a timekeeping and improvising role in the ensemble. The smaller drum is called “macho” and the larger one “hembra”. Continue reading

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