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Musical Instruments

Our musical hand percussion instruments are special, authentic, and beautifully crafted. Each is handmade ~ from countries all over the world. Artisans utilize ancient knowledge and natural, sustainable materials like bamboo, gourds, and seeds. For the cost of a single cheap guitar, which no one will use, pass out cool instruments to a group of friends and expect to sound good,and feel good!  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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$ 29.95

Decorated with fish by artisans using traditional burning techniques, this 10-inch diameter handmade gourd drum with goat skin includes a drumstick and playing instructions. Rolling the drum produces sounds similar to waves washing up on the shore. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra...

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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

Hand-decorated by Peruvian artisans using age-old fire-burning techniques, this 8 inch long instrument is made from a dried gourd. 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...

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$ 14.95

Handmade in Bali, these wooden eggs filled with beads make great shakers in the palms of your hands. Sold in a set of two, they measure 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. 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...

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$ 22.99

Traditional decorative African kalimba or "finger piano", made from a hollow box body of renewable wood with rustic burn designs. Discarded scraps of metal are used for keys with strips of tin can wrapped for reverberation.Approximate size is 7 by 5 by 1.5 inches. Meet the Artisans Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya,Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets...

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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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$ 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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$ 24.95

Handmade by Peruvian artisans from a gourd, this cute 4-inch diameter, 3-inch tall drum has two goatskin heads. Adorned with an owl motif achieved with traditional burning techniques, this drum includes a stick and playing instructions. Meet the Artisans The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances,...

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$ 17.99

A smaller decorative variation on the traditional African kalimba or "finger piano". The hollow box body is made from renewable wood with rustic burn designs. Discarded scraps of metal are used for keys with strips of tin can wrapped for reverberation. Approximate size is 6 by 3.5 by 1.5 inches Meet the Artisans Working with more than 100 individual carvers...

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$ 24.95

This hollowed gourd and seed instrument will change your rhythmic life. Sold individually. 10 to 12 inches tall x 5 inches round. 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"...

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$ 19.95

This traditional shaker is made by artisans from the hollowed hard fruit of the rubber tree and includes playing instructions. The small nuts are bound to a hand-painted handle to make a great sound. 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...

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$ 12.50

This muscially-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...