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DRUM AND EASTER MUSEUM

Tobarra (Albacete)GPS: 38.588401794433594, -1.691890001296997
A unique museum in Europe
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The sample gathers 50 drums from the entire world, mainly from European countries and the African continent. Because of its formal and technique peculiarity we can remark a quite special trio: a Portuguese square drum, a lined drum from Kenya and an Indonesian reptile skin drum. The most exotic of the incredible collection is a tam-tam beautifully carving over the scoop out trunk from Cameroon.

There are also prepared spaces for Easter specific topics where you can contemplate the evolution of the drum, since its origins until the most recent creations.

ACCESS

The museum has its site in the church of “la Purísima.”

Free entry.

Timetable: Sundays: 10:00-13:00.

FUNFACTS

The percussion instruments are the most ancient of the history. They used to give only one note, but extremely noisy, and more if there are some of them. Then the concert of rhythmic hits is called “tamborrada”. Tympanon in Greek and in Latin, the drum family is large and has different names: bass drum, bongo, djembe, music box, conga, darbuka, mazhar, tabor, kettledrum, candombe drum, side drum, taiko, long conga drum, lively drum, caller drum, bass drum, vallenata box and modern battery. The drum may have its origins in China. In Spain they were introduced by the Arabians in the Middle Age.

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