SKF NOTE: Robert Leebrick, after my “Hidden Drummers of Iran” post, wrote asking me if I had ever heard of Wellington Moreira the King of Pandeiro. Mr. Leebrick included a Facebook video which, unfortunately, I am unable to embed here. The good news? The King of Pandeiro has a few excellent YouTube videos, so I will share one here.
According to Wikipedia, “The pandeiro is a type of hand frame drum popular in Brazil, and which has been described as an unofficial instrument of that nation.”
Watching the Iranian tonbak drummers and Wellington Moreira always brings to mind drumset players who swear they could be great drummers if they only had more drums and cymbals.
Thank you, Robert Leebrick