April 26, 2021Drums & Percussion
Barriles De Bomba
Latin Percussion has launched its Barriles De Bomba, traditional drums which have been used for over 400 years in the Puerto Rican folkloric music called bomba. Available in two sizes, the higher pitch Primo or Subidor is played as the lead drum to follow the dancers and the larger Buleador is used to provide a steady, hypnotic rhythm. The 26-inch tall Barriles are constructed from two-ply Siam Oak with natural rawhide heads fitted using traditional rims. Additionally, they feature decorative metal bands reminiscent of traditional drums from the island.