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Conga Drums Ready to Appear In a Playground Near You!

The Conga Drums are fast becoming our most popular product. Bright, colourful and entertaining, the Congas are easy to install and fantastic value for money. We are currently building large numbers ready to be installed across the globe and thought this shot of them all ready for assembly looked great.

Drums are one of the oldest forms of musical instrument, with history stretching back thousands of years—and long before the invention of the modern drums sets, different kinds of drums played a major role in the music, traditions, and communication of many cultures around the world.

It’s thought that Conga Drums originate from Africa with the name probably deriving from the Republic of the Congo (Congolese). Conga drums also have roots in Cuban music, it’s thought the conga drum came to Cuba during the slave trade. Among Cubans and aficionados the name Tumbadora is considered more accurate and a musician who plays a conga is called a Conguero.

The conga drum is a tall and...


Music Will Fill The Air For World Music Day

Music will fill the air on World Music Day - the world’s largest annual free music event!

World Music Day (also known as 'Fête de la Musique') is an annual music celebration which takes place every year in cities around the world on June 21, the first day of summer. The idea originated more than 30 years ago by American musician Joel Cohen while working at the national French radio station France Musique. Joel proposed to have music celebrations on both the summer and winter solstices. The French Minister of Culture accepted half of his proposal, and on June 21 1982, the first ‘Fête de la Musique’ was born, fast becoming a national celebration. Now days World Music Day has become an international phenomenon. One important rule is to be followed - the music must be free, bringing the joy of concerts and live music to fans in every corner of the planet. Typically the music is played outdoors, often in the the street, to give access to people of all social backgrounds and includes...


Music Making For Dementia Awareness Week and #DoSomethingNew

In support of Dementia Awareness Week 2015 and the #DoSomethingNew campaign, Percussion Play teamed up with a local Care Home, East Hill in Hampshire for a little participant-led music making session outside in the garden. Percussion Play took along a small selection of their outdoor musical instruments for a morning of musical fun in the sun with the residents.

Percussion Play Director Robin Ashfield said “We belief music making outdoors has a unique magic not only for older residents but for the whole community of a care home, including visitors, family and staff. We wanted to be part of this special week and show there is nothing like music to bring people together.”

The aim of Dementia Awareness Week is to improve understanding of Dementia and overcoming stigma through local events and activities. Dementia is rapidly becoming the health and social care challenge of the 21st century. Numbers affected are set to soar because of an expanding older population. There is...


Encouraging Deaf Children and Young People Access Music

Deaf Awareness Week 2015 4th-10th May

We’re halfway through Deaf Awareness Week 2015 and this year’s theme is ‘Connect and Communicate’ which aims to raise awareness of the importance of establishing meaningful connections and effective communication for people with hearing loss.

Did you know that 15% of the population in the UK are deaf to some extent? All over the world there are people with varying levels of hearing loss, deafness is a spectrum from mild to profound, from little children with glue ear to those who have lost hearing later in life. Some communicate using sign language whilst others lip read. Some deaf children can use a lot of their residual hearing with the support of hearing aids or they might have a cochlear implant. Others may be deaf in just one ear. The type and level of deafness and the technology used means every deaf child’s perception of music will vary greatly.

Contrary to what many people believe, deaf children are able to access music,...


Rainbow Sambas Outdoor Drums With Election Fever

Show Your True Colours This Election

In the spirit of the upcoming UK elections Percussion Play have coloured our most popular product - the Rainbow Sambas - in the colours of five major UK parties.

As Great Britain is now in the grip of election fever and as the public head to the polls we definitely don’t want to use our blog as any sort of political crusade and will remain apolitical, merely demonstrating that our drums are suitable whatever your political leanings!

And this multi-coloured set is sure to strike a chord with the floating voter.

About Rainbow Sambas Outdoor Drums Rainbow Sambas are tuned, fully functional musical instruments and not just playground equipment. Movement, timing, rhythm, these are the very basis of drumming and studies have shown that a child's sense of timing—that is, the ability to feel and express a steady beat—has a dramatic effect on speech flow, motor skills, sporting ability, and other important developmental...