Chinese Thunder Drumming

Thunder Drums at National Zoo Panda Celebration

Cantonese Thunder Drum
The Cantonese Thunder drum draws attention with its size, color and big sound. All students learn how to play the drum as a regular part of their Kung Fu training. In China the drum or drums in unison announce an event whether it is sorrowful or joyous. It is not uncommon to see the big drum on the back of a moving truck, or boat in Hong Kong, players trading places keeping the beat alive as the drum and it's participants journey to an important event. Our drums and players are present for lion dances, demonstration of forms, or as a drum ensemble as a part of a festival.