Southern Italy and Sicily have an ancient tradition of drumming and dancing practiced for anything from celebrations to healing rituals. These frame drums (called tamburelli in Italian) are a modern example of the instrument design used for centuries: wood treated and formed into a circle, then covered with a dried goat, sheep, or even, fish skin, and then augmented (or  not) with metal jingles (in Italian called piattini) that are similar to the tops of tomato cans. This photo was taken at the shop of drum maker and percussionist Santo Vitale—where I bought one of my favorite drums. #palermo #drums #drum #tamburelli #tamburello #percussion #santovitale #bottegadellepercussioni #music #musica #folkmusic #musicafolk #sicily #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliafoto #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #experiencesicily #sicily_tourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #sicilytourism #gf_italy

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