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Latin Percussion Launch Panderos De Plena Handheld Folkloric Puerto Rican Drums

today6 May, 2023


Latin Percussion (LP) is pleased to present its new Panderos De Plena, a collection of handheld drums to honor the rhythmic heritage and culture Puerto Rico. This further expands the brands extensive range of professional world and ethnic percussion instruments.

Plena is one of the most popular music genres of Puerto Rico with its roots in African music and dance. The lyrics of plena are said to be the ‘sung newspaper’ dealing with current events allowing the people to express themselves in a serious or light-hearted way. The panderos are an essential instrument in this form of music. These handheld drums are available in three sizes, the Requinto for solos and leads, the Seguidor for bass and the Punteador for rhythm.

The new LP Panderos De Plena have been crafted from segmented Durian wood, fitted with traditional rims, chrome-plated hardware, natural rawhide heads and 5/16” diameter J-hook tension rods. These instruments are available in the Requinto 10” (LP5010), Punteador 12” (LP5012) and Seguidor 14” (LP5014) sizes. The drums are sold individually, and all come with a carry bag.

Camilo Molina and Marcos Lopez, who worked with LP’s R&D team on the development of these panderos, commented “This collaboration and development was very refreshing. It was important to honor the way our ancestors built these instruments and facilitate this knowledge to a team we trust. As Puerto Ricans and practitioners of the bomba and plena genres, we are very excited that LP recognizes the importance and impact of our music and want to share it with the world.”

To find out more about the Panderos De Plena collection of handheld drums, plus all the other Latin Percussion products, please go to #wearerhythm

See LP at The UK Drum Show 2023. Tickets on sale now.

Written by: The UK Drum Show

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