Drums and Percussion of Ancient Mexico includes fierce Aztec war drums,
ceremonial log drums, husk rattles, deep Shamanic frame drums, Cantaro clay
water pot, a bright pandeiro, the wild, wild sounds of the Mayan friction
drum, which clicks, whirs, pops, groans, and imitates the sound of the jaguar
and much more…
Teponaztli Log Drum & HueHuetl Drum - The Teponaztli and HueHuetl were the main percussion instruments of the Aztecs. The fierce Huehuetl would lead into battle, or was used in ceremonies including human sacrifices, often with the teponaztli.
Originally played by hand, legend has it that after the Spanish conquered
Mexico the huehuetl was outlawed – punishment was cutting off of the
offending hand of the player! Years later, when the drum was legalized,
players struck them only with sticks, in memory of those who lost hands in the
Pandeiro Hits And Shakes - hits, shakes, rubbed.
Ayacaxtle Shakers Ayoyotes Rattles, Maracas, gourd rattles, Guiro, Claves
Friction Drum - From the Costa Chica region in Oaxaca and Guerrero comes a friction drum made of a calabash and a goat skin head, with a string which can be rubbed, pulled, or popped, making a variety of wild sounds. The friction drum has been used in Mexico back to Mayan times,
Mexican Bells - copper, iron, and clay hand bells, which have been used in Mexico back to pre-hispanic times.
Cántaro - Clay jug from Chiapas that is hit to get diverse percussion effects. Here we strike it with different water levels in the jug to change pitches.
Tamboril requinto - small traditional hand drum from Jalisco. Often used to accompany flute.
Tamborin - A small spinning drum that has beads attached by beads, so that when you spin it the beads strike the drum heads very fast.
Tarahumari Indian Shamanic drum - Large ceremonial frame drum used by the Shaman of the ‘running indians’ of the Copper Canyon. Sometimes used to accompany the peyote ritual.
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32 Combinators, 31 NNXT Presets