Percussion

Percussion is a captivating and versatile category of musical instruments that adds rhythm, texture, and excitement to music across cultures and genres. It encompasses a vast array of instruments, both traditional and modern, played by striking, shaking, or scraping to produce unique sounds.

From the thunderous beats of drums to the delicate chimes of cymbals, percussion instruments form the heartbeat of music, providing a solid foundation for melodies and harmonies to flourish. They create dynamic accents, syncopations, and rhythmic patterns that engage listeners and ignite emotions.

In orchestras, percussion sections consist of various instruments like timpani, snare drums, bass drums, xylophones, glockenspiels, tambourines, triangles, and many others. In contemporary music, drum kits, electronic drums, and hand percussion instruments like bongos and congas play a significant role.

Beyond their contribution to ensemble performances, percussion instruments often take center stage in captivating solos, showcasing the skill, creativity, and expressiveness of percussionists.

In diverse cultural traditions, percussion has been an integral part of rituals, celebrations, and storytelling for centuries. From African djembe drumming to Latin American samba rhythms, each culture has its distinct and captivating percussive traditions.


Learning percussion offers a profound musical experience. It requires discipline, coordination, and a keen sense of timing. Aspiring percussionists explore a wide range of instruments, techniques, and musical styles, expanding their musical horizons.


Whether played in a symphony orchestra, a rock band, a jazz ensemble, or as part of a cultural performance, percussion instruments infuse music with energy and passion. They invite audiences to dance, sway, and immerse themselves in the infectious grooves.


Percussion, in all its forms, transcends boundaries and speaks a universal language of rhythm and unity. Its lively and expressive nature continues to inspire and unite people worldwide, making it an essential and captivating element of the musical world.

Atlas Pair of Shaky Eggs, Red

GR19041: Atlas Pair of Shaky Eggs, RedPair of plastic 20g shaky eggs. Fun, portable percussion! Made..

€4.66

Atlas Plastic Maracas, Red

GR19054 Atlas Plastic Maracas, RedWith plastic heads for a loud percussive attack! Made in ChinaErgo..

€19.80

Atlas Renaissance Drum, 13.5inch Head

GR17070 Bucara 11" Master DjembeHalf stem carved from native solid woods such as, Djalla, Guenou, &a..

€429.07

Atlas Small Percussion Pack

GR19092: Atlas Small Percussion PackIdeal 6 piece set inc Claves, tamb., triangle, maracas, jingle s..

€40.78

Atlas Star Tambourine, Black

GR19035K: Atlas Star Tambourine, BlackSturdy Tambourine with a chunky plastic handle. Made in ChinaP..

€15.14

Atlas Star Tambourine, Blue

GR19035B: Atlas Star Tambourine, BlueSturdy Tambourine with a chunky plastic handle. Made in ChinaPr..

€15.14

Atlas Straight Guiro, Large

GR19012: Atlas Straight Guiro, LargeWooden scraper. Made in ChinaProduct FeaturesPainted ends with r..

€19.80

Atlas Tambourine 6inch Head, Single

GR19030: Atlas Tambourine 6" Head, SingleSingle jingle, wooden rim, natural sheep skin head. Made in..

€9.31

Atlas Tambourine 8inch Head, Single

GR19031: Atlas Tambourine 8" Head, SingleSingle jingle, wooden rim, natural sheep skin head. Made in..

€11.64

Atlas Tambourine10inch Head, Double

GR19032  Atlas Tambourine10" Head, DoubleDouble jingle, wooden rim, natural sheep skin head. Ma..

€17.47

Atlas Tambourine10inch, Double Jingle

GR19033: Atlas Tambourine10", Double JingleHeadless 10'' Tambourine with wooden rim and two rows of ..

€16.31

Atlas Tuneable Bongos, Two Tone Wood

GR17043: Atlas Tuneable Bongos, Two Tone WoodContrasting two tone wooden shell. Made in PakistanProd..

€74.59

Atlas Wooden 125mm Cabasa

GR19101 Atlas Wooden 125mm CabasaBrown wooden body with a comfortable black foam handle. Made in Chi..

€28.95

Atlas Wooden 80mm Cabasa

GR19100 Atlas Wooden 80mm CabasaBrown wooden body with a comfortable black foam handle. Made in Chin..

€29.13

Atlas Wooden Agogo Block, 2 Tone

GR19009 Atlas Wooden Agogo Block, 2 ToneWith stick. Scrape and tap for a variety of percussive sound..

€17.47

Atlas Wooden Castanet Clapper

GR19002: Atlas Wooden Castanet ClapperCastanet clapper with handle. Made in ChinaProduct FeaturesHan..

€10.48

Atlas Wooden Maracas, 9inch pair

GR19053: Atlas Wooden Maracas, 9" pairLarge, painted wooden maracas. Made in ChinaProduct FeaturesEy..

€17.47

Atlas Wooden Mbira, 17 Note

GR18028: Atlas Wooden Mbira, 17 NoteThumb piano made from Red Cedar with large soundbox with two wah..

€45.00

Atlas Wooden Spoons

GR19003 Atlas Wooden SpoonsNice full sounding pair of wooden spoons. Made in PakistanProduct Feature..

€23.30

Bucara 11inch Master Djembe

GR17065: Atlas Plain Darabuka, 20cm headAluminium body, Turkish made Darabuka with tuneable plastic ..

€55.00

Bucara 13inch Master Djembe

GR17066: Atlas Hammered Darabuka, 20cm HeadAluminium body, Turkish made Darabuka with tuneable plast..

€66.28

Bucara A12PENT Balaphon 12 Note Pentatonic

GR18290: Bucara Balaphon 12 Note PentatonicHardwood Keys Tuned and carved. Made in UK Channel Island..

€325.17

Bucara A170 Balaphon 8 Key c5-c6

GR18291 Bucara Balaphon 8 Key c5-c6No longer available. Hardwood Keys Tuned and carved. Made in UK C..

€150.35

Bucara A172 Balaphon 20 key

GR18293: Bucara Balaphon 20 keyHardwood Keys Tuned and carved. Made in UK Channel IslandsGourd/Calle..

€448.72

Bucara AP-L660 Shekere, Gourd Shaker

GR19059 Atlas Shekere, Gourd ShakerApprox 7" in size. Gourd body with seed beads. Made in GhanaProdu..

€17.47

Bucara BD-1507 Djembe 7inch Head, Cedar Wood

GR17056: Bucara Djembe 7" Head, Cedar WoodLight coloured solid African cedar with carving. Average 1..

€99.07

Bucara BD-1909 Djembe 9inch Head, Cedar Wood

GR17057: Bucara Djembe 9" Head, Cedar WoodLight coloured solid African cedar with carving. Ave heigh..

€127.04

Bucara BD-2211 Djembe 11inch Head, Cedar Wood

GR17058 Bucara Djembe 11" Head, Cedar WoodLight coloured solid African cedar with carving. Ave heigh..

€173.66

Bucara BD-2513 Djembe 13inch Head, Cedar Wood

GR17059: Bucara Djembe 13" Head, Cedar WoodLight coloured solid African cedar with carving. Ave heig..

€208.62

Bucara BD-2513P Professional 13inch Djembe

GR17053: Bucara Professional 13" DjembeDouble weaved gives brilliant tuning and a great dynamic rang..

€301.86

Bucara BD-2514 Djembe 14inch Head, Cedar Wood

GR17060 Bucara Djembe 14" Head, Cedar WoodLight coloured solid African cedar with carving. Ave heigh..

€255.24

Bucara BD-TD Talking Drum 5inch - 7

GR17062: Bucara Talking Drum 5" - 7"Made in GhanaProduct SpecificationsMade in: GhanaProduct Identif..

€138.69

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