Bombo (folk and popular drum)
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The bombo is the kind of drum used in performances of the Puerto Rican musical tradition. More specifically, a bombo or tambora is the denomination in Spanish-Portuguese speaking countries for a bass tone membranophone of smaller dimensiones than the orchestral bass drum. Its frame can be made of wood or steel and is held vertically or diagonally on the body or a stand. It is used in popular and folk music.
Tambora colombiana (Colombian tambora)
Traditionally, this tambora is played with sticks and fixed on a stand. It is used in cumbia music.
Bombo de animación (cheerleading bombo)
It is a mebranophone with cymbals on the top of the frame; this drum is held vertically and is very popular in the soccer football stadiums.
Bombo de comparsa (Cuban bombo)
It is a membranophone used in conga de comparsa music. The drum is held diagonally by a strap over the player's body.
Tambora mexicana (Mexican tambora)
A tambora is a percussion instrument, resembling a bass drum in Mexican brass bands, mainly in Banda sinaloense and Tamborazo Zacatecano. It is a double headed membranophone with a diameter of 20 - 26 inches, a fixed cymbal on the frame that is struck with another cymbal and a stand There are two types of tambora in mexican music: a traditional, with no cymbals, used in the folk ensembles tamborileros del norte, violín y tambora and jaraberos, and the one used en mexican brass bands, as in banda sinaloense, which has a cymbal over the frame and a stand for the drum.A felt mallet is used to beat the drum.
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