Manufacturer of Brazilian percussion instruments
I have been a samba musician for 20 years and I have been making my own Brazilian percussion instruments for 15 years. In 2000, I created the enterprise,”Tabala Percussions”, established near Toulouse in the south of France. The knowledge of these instruments – and the experience of having played myself samba music for years – gave me the idea of modifications that would make these instruments more comfortable and handy to play. One of the main points was to make the heaviest instruments – the surdos – lighter by using lighter and more resistant materials. Nowadays, we find more and more samba bands at schools and music schools, that’s why I developed a specific range of instruments suitable for kids and teenagers. I am in permanent contact with musicians, getting a lot of feedback from them, my instruments are of high quality with competitive prices – and “made in France” ! I propose 40 different surdo models, but I also make instruments on request for specific needs. The outfit of the instruments can be adapted to your individual needs, too. Enjoy the website and do not hesitate to contact me for further information.