An instrument that needless to say required quite a few people to pull it along the pre-arranged path.
But all the effort was worth it when the drum was made to produce its powerful, almost primeval sound. An effect that this recording unfortunately does little to reproduce, as although it may replicate the sound to a certain extent, it in no way recreates the vibrations that can be felt bouncing around the air, and even through one’s bones.
Of course knocking out such a noise is no easy task, and those with enough gumption to give it a go understandably had to psyche themselves up beforehand.
As well as utilise a variety of tricky looking techniques.
And of course muster the required strength and stamina.
All of which were warmly appreciated by those watching.