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LP's Bata Drum History
Founder and Chairman, Martin Cohen, first came across bata drums more than
thirty years ago at a religious ceremony in the Bronx, New York. Traditionally
batas are ceremonial drums that are played in groups. At least three
people sit, each with a different size drum, and act out "call and response"
patterns on the drums.
They were traditionally rope tuned, but today, through the use of
state-of-the-art machinery, LP Bata Drums are wrench tuned. They are made
from LP's specially selected, kiln dried, environmentally friendly Siam Oak and
are the most precisely made batas available today.