hand drum


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hand drum

n.
Any of various drums played with the hands instead of a stick or other implement, usually having a single head.
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Halfway through, traditional northern beats via the zeer baghali, the hand drum native to Pashtun culture, played by bandmember Shiraz Khan, changes the whole tone of the cover that goes from being somewhat beautiful yet sombre to a little more celebratory something you can tap your feet to.
Playing the hand drum, the lead girl starts the dance.
Abu Hussein went on to say that he leads the performance with his powerful voice, calling out in a song- and response routine while the rest of the band are singing, clapping, and playing the tabla, or Arabic hand drum, in rhythm, noting that the climax of the performance comes at the end as two band members twirl their swords in the air before engaging in ceremonial swordplay.
Many traditional hand drum rhythms are circular in nature, which allows for much improvisation.
In front of T'Challa's chair, there is a hand drum which fans assumed to be a part of the properties for his scene.
Others are Glenn Hill of Phoenix (harp); Bryan Ibach of Coquille (mandolin); Sean Koreski of Portland (pan flute); Nick Metcalf, formerly of Coos Bay (Irish whistle); Fred Schacher of Gold Beach (violin); Don "Doc" Slyter of Coos Bay (Native American flute); Les Stansell of Pistol River (ukelele); Duke and Danielle Summers of North Bend (Native American hand drum); Mark Tierney of Bandon (guitar); and Rebecca Urlacher of Bend (parlor guitar).
It is the story of Dancing Raven, a young man born "with a hand drum for a heart and the song of the Meadow Lark as his Spirit Guardian." Dancing Raven loved to dance, more than learning to hunt, track, or fight.
All but two songs on this recording are accompanied by a hand drum. The majority of the songs are round dance, but there are two Traditional Women's songs, which are similar to very fast round dances.
He is the first person in the world to perform more than 500 hours in Solo Concert, and has world records in two categories - Hand drum marathon & Longest Solo Concert of 501 hours.
For Eagle Speaker, some of the highlights were world champion hoop dancer, Eric Pipestem, who has worked with Cirque du Soleil, the Metis jigging of Kristen Acuna and the solo men's hand drum contest.
Probably the best known outside of Africa is the djembe - a goblet-shaped hand drum from West Africa which has inspired something of a craze in African drumming classes.