Remo Traditional Kanjira

Model: REM-ET-8227-00

Availability: In Stock

$96.49

The traditional Indian kanjira was made using skin of the now-endangered Monitor Lizard. Remo's synthetic Skyndeep® lizard-graphic drumhead is an ecological tribute to the beauty of the Monitor Lizard. For its tunable kanjira, Remo att...
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The traditional Indian kanjira was made using skin of the now-endangered Monitor Lizard. Remo's synthetic Skyndeep® lizard-graphic drumhead is an ecological tribute to the beauty of the Monitor Lizard. For its tunable kanjira, Remo attaches its Skyndeep® lizard-graphic drumhead to an Acousticon® shell with a 30-degree radial bearing edge; the frame is finished with a dark stain veneer, giving the drum an elegant and traditional antique look. With its modern technologies, Remo uses proprietary materials that enable kanjira players to bend and modulate pitch exactly like the original, without being affected by changes in climate. Remo's Kanjira can be tuned easily by inserting a 5/64" hex key into a recessed key hole and rotating the key in small increments to achieve the desired low pitch. The 2 3/8" depth x 7" diameter Kanjira fits comfortably in the player's hands and features a one-inch flat jingle set to produce a dry tone with short decay.

The history of the kanjira is part of a rich and complex Indian classical drum legacy. This South Indian frame drum is an instrument used in classical Carnatic music. The kanjira's shell was originally made from the jackfruit tree; its drumhead was constructed using the now-endangered lizard species Bengal Monitor, or Varanus Bengalensis, of India. The original kanjira drum was naturally pre-tuned very high. In order to achieve a good bass sound, the performer would sprinkle water inside the drum to loosen its tension. This tedious process would have to be repeated many times during a single performance. The tone of the drum was also affected by climate changes which thereby required performers to carry multiple kanjira drums to ensure that at least one drum was perfectly tuned. Remo has developed a modern kanjira using its proprietary Acousticon® drum shell made from 100% recycled wood fibers and feature specially developed synthetic, weather-resistant drumheads

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Remo really got it right with this kanjira. It sounds and plays beautifully. The head feels quite a bit like the traditional lizard skin head. Having a synthetic, tunable, non-endagered species head is a huge bonus. Nice price point too. Highly recommended!

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Great drum!

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The drum is everything people say it is.. Hands down. The only problem I have is that, the tuning key that is shown in the picture is NOT at all the tuning key you receive.. The one I got is a flimsy, low budget tuning key.

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Spock split his fingers wrong

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I'm sure purists will scoff, but as a "drummer" who dabbles in frame drums, I think this is a great instrument. It is a real step up in craftsmanship from a lot of Remo percussion. The shell does not look, feel, or sound like Acousticon, and the Skyndeep head also looks, feels, and sounds great. The jingles are a good size and are not obnoxious like they are on other kanjira I've played. The small 5/64" hex tuning key can be a little tricky to get lined up, but I don't foresee needing to tune very often--that's the whole allure of a synthetic head. This is an excellent choice in between the Bergamo and the Cooperman.

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GET ONE

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I was very skeptic about synthetic skin Kanjira. But man I was so wrong this instrument is amazing. The skin is so great, it has a feel of a natural skin and the sound is pretty cool too. The wood work is ok, could be better. I am not a Carnatic Kanjira player I was looking for something that could have the sound of a real Lizard Skin and this is very close to it. Get one for yourself!!! Julian

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Great!

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I really like the new REMO Kanjira. 1.) It sounds much more like a real kanjira than the John Bergamo 2.) The jingles suck on the Bergamo...they do not suck on this version. However the John Bergamo kanjira is a good drum (aside the jingle...tape them!) 3.) No need to deal with the pain of tuning a real kanjira (if you have one) and if you were wanting to buy a real kanjira in the states GOOD LUCK. Been to many stores from Chicago to New York and NO ONE carries a GOOD kanjira. They have 'real' ones...but they are absolutely horrible. Negative comment? It is a bit of a pain to tune with it's tuning mechanism because it uses a 5/64 inch tuning nuts that are hidden deep inside the shell...it's just a little bit annoying to try to get the tuning mechanism in the holes at times.. If you want a kanjira...and can't travel to India where you might or might not find a good drum (the lizard is endangered now and the quality can be severely LACKING)...then this is the kanjira for you. NOTE...I have never played the cooperman kanjira...so I can't compare the two...but this is cheaper

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