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A cylindrical shaped drum found in the Andean region and popular in the styles found in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. The drum is played with a stick and a mallet which strike the wooden rims and the head. The body of the drum is made out of a hollow tree, with the mounted skins retaining the animal's fur, thus producing a very distinctive mellow and deep tone.


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