Pandereta

Description
This large, hand-held drum, known in Puerto Rico as a pandereta, is an essential instrument in the musical genre known as plena. The plena was developed by agricultural workers at the end of the 19th century on the southern coast of the island, around the city of Ponce. Considered a national musical genre throughout the 20th century, the plena may have originally reflected musical traditions brought to Puerto Rico by immigrants from other Caribbean islands.
Description (Spanish)
Este gran tambor de mano, conocido en Puerto Rico como pandereta, es un instrumento esencial dentro del género musical conocido como plena. La plena surgió entre los trabajadores del campo a fines del siglo XIX en la costa sureña de la isla, alrededor de la ciudad de Ponce. A lo largo del siglo XX se la consideró como género de música nacional, si bien originalmente puede haber reflejado tradiciones musicales llevadas a Puerto Rico por inmigrantes de otras islas del Caribe.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drum, pandereta
Date made
20th century
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.5 cm x 31 cm; 2 15/16 in x 12 3/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Bayamón, Bayamon
ID Number
1997.0097.1095
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1095
subject
Puerto Rico
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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