In every respect, this 22-inch-diameter drum surrounds you with the sounds of the jungle. The drum stands 7.5 inches tall on eight, wide, rubber-reinforced feet. On the outside shell, a kaleidoscopic menagerie of wild animals are on parade. Roaming through vivid foliage are a pink monkey with yellow ears and nose, a giant yellow and orange frog with green eyes and green and pink spots, a pink and red striped snake, an elephant, and a tiger. The drumhead looks like (but probably isn't) real skin, and is reinforced below with a transparent plastic membrane. And the sound? Not at all bad. Variations of hand and finger action produce lots of different beats. --Louise Carter
The Remo Kids Gathering Drum is loosely based on ceremonial drums used in many cultures throughout the world. For example, drums like these are often used to call a village together for regular meetings, as well as for special occasions. This 22 inch Gathering Drum can be played with hands, sticks, or mallets and can accommodate two or more players at the same time. From the playroom to the classroom, the Gathering Drum is colorful, durable, and a great addition to any kid's music collection! Children love to make music, and, since rhythm is the foundation of all music making, the Remo Kids Percussion Collection gives children an exciting way to make music with their own instruments. Not only is playing music fun, research has found that music participation can have a beneficial and long lasting impact on a child’s self-discipline and self-confidence. Remo Kids Percussion is a positive, healthy introduction to music and rhythm - the perfect way for children and their parents to discover just how rewarding making music can be. Each Kids Percussion drum is made using the same ACOUSTICON shell material and FIBERSKYN 3 drumheads as are used in many of Remo’s World Percussion drums. REMO Kids Drums have received the prestigious Oppenheim Best Toy Award for product quality.