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Musical Instruments

Our musical hand percussion instruments are special, authentic and beautifully crafted. Each is handmade. Artisans utilize ancient knowledge using natural sustainable materials indigenous to their culture and country including bamboo, gourds and seeds.

Fair trade hand percussion and wind musical instruments, including drums, scrapers, shakers, and rattles. Jamtown prized instruments expose children to music of different cultures, teaching them about rhythm, helping to develop fine motor and listening skills that pick-up musicality more readily. Fun for all ages too!

As a member of the Fair Trade Federation Jamtown World Instruments work with small producer groups from developing countries and provide important support to low-income families through fair wages and other valuable assistance.
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$ 9.95

Twirl the drum around the stick to produce the sound of crickets chirping on a warm summer evening, or hold the drum and rotate the stick with your wrist to produce rhythmic sound similar to the Brazilian friction drum called a Cuica (Kwee-ka). Stick measures 6.25 inches, drum measures 38mm wide by 45mm tall. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision...

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$ 19.95

This Juju shaker is from Ghana it features an easy to handle stick and lots of Juju nuts. Measures 12 inches. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we...

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$ 24.95

Artisans adorn a narrow gourd that contains stones and has a goatskin base with an owl design using traditional fire-burning techniques. The 8-inch tall instrument is both a shaker and a drum. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music....

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$ 14.95

Handmade in Peru, this traditional coconut shaker of the Amazon jungle is very light but has a great sound. The piece is 14 inches long including the sisal top. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our...

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$ 19.95

Small djembe-style drum to play with your fingers. Great for kids! 6 inches tall. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make it easy and fun for kids...

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$ 19.95

This traditional seed shaker features a velcro closure that fits easily around ankles and arms. Handmade in Peru. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make it easy...

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$ 15.00

Sustainable medium-hardwood from coconut palm tree farms, these claves are 8 inch length. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make it easy and fun for kids AND...

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$ 19.99

A popular size for rainsticks, this version is durable, looks good and feels good. Head 2 inches in diameter x Height 8 inches. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can...

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$ 52.00

This traditional drum from Java is comprised of a hand batiked goat skin head with a mango wood frame. While traditionally played by hand, the 9-inch diameter drum includes a drum stick as well as playing instructions and sounds as good as it looks. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and...

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$ 12.50

A fine example of fire-burned artwork. The gourd's top has been removed for leather to improve 'shakability'. 5 inches tall. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make...

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$ 35.00

This frame drum includes jingle bells and a colorful ribbon! The drum has a 6 inch head. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make it easy and...

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$ 12.50

This peace-inspired wooden egg shaker measures 2.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make it easy and fun for kids AND adults to...