Bata drums originated in Nigeria over 500 years ago and were primarily used for religious purposes. The drums were introduced into Cuba by slaves in the 1820's. Pearl Batas are modeled after an ancient Cuban design and feature naturally finished 100% Thai Oak shells for outstanding and authentic tone. Polished steel traditional rims offer excellent tuning integrity and ease of tuning. These prized ceremonial drums have an hourglass shape and produce a great, warm tone similar to a bongo-like sound on the high drum and a djembe-like tone on the large drum.
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Traditionally the Bata is played with the drum laying on the players lap with the large drum on the players right. The deeper tone of the large (Enu) drum is accentuated by a thicker head for a deep, rich tone.
19" tall; 5.5" & 7.5" head diameters
26" tall; 6.5" & 10" head diameters
27" tall; 7.5" & 12.5" head diameters
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