LP Founder Martin Cohen, first came across Batá drums more than 40 years ago at a religious ceremony in the Bronx, New York. Traditionally Batás are ceremonial drums that are played in groups.
At least three people sit, each with a different size drum, and act out “call and answer” patterns which are played on the drums. Contemporary drummers often use two or three Batás in a stand on their percussion set-up.
Made from our specially selected, kiln dried, environmentally friendly Siam Oak Most precisely made Batás available today, wrench tuned Available in three sizes: small or Oconcolo with 5" and 6-3/4" head sizes, medium or Itolele with 5-3/4" and 9" head sizes, and large or Iya with 6-1/2" and 12-1/2" head sizes Gracefully tapered shell, with increasing thickness to the smallest point, for a great, strong sounding drum Natural rawhide head has been carefully chosen for optimum sound quality Black nylon neck strap, tuning wrench, and LP Lug Lube included