Tamboo bamboo

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Tamboo Bamboo is a Caribbean percussion instrument (idiophone) created in the Caribbean, and is a notable precursor to the creation of steelpan.[1] It is still played by carnival-goers in Trinidad today, although it was the dominant instrument at carnival at the turn of the twentieth century.[2]

Tamboo Bamboo can also be in the form of a plastic version. This helps to create a more precise note or sound.


  1. ^ Jeffrey Ross Thomas, Forty Years of Steel: An Annotated Discography of Steel Band and Pan Recordings, 1951--1991 (Westport: Greenwood Group, 1992), xiv.
  2. ^ Stephen Stuempfle, The Steelband Movement: The Forging of a National Art in Trinidad and Tobago (Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995), 23.