A large one-sided Indian goatskin drum, typically hung from the neck and played with two sticks.
- They were followed by a presentation of traditional Native American Indian mas which accompanied themselves with a tassa drum section.
- But among the more dramatic changes evident this year was the use of a new type of tassa drum, one that avoided both the clay bowl and goatskin-playing-surface of the traditional model.
- So we decided to play and sing the music, but we added the tassa drums in the background, and the crowd went crazy.
Tassa from Hindi.
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