Tito Puente's Timbales

Description
Born in New York City's Spanish Harlem to Puerto Rican parents, Tito Puente became one of the most important Latino bandleaders, composers, arrangers, and percussionists of his generation. He mastered both Afro-Caribbean music and jazz, contributing to the development of Latin Jazz, mambo, and salsa. In collaboration with other great Latin music and jazz artists, he brought a new Latin sound to American music.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drum
drum set
Date made
1990-1996
user
Puente, Tito
maker
Latin Percussion
Measurements
overall: 126 cm x 70 cm x 63 cm; 49 5/8 in x 27 9/16 in x 24 13/16 in
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
ID Number
1996.0304.01
accession number
1996.0304
catalog number
1996.0604.01
subject
Olympics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

What are the Tito Puente timbales in your collection made of? Are they gold-leafed or gold plated? Please advise.
These timbales shells are made of stainless steel. The background color in the photograph makes the drum shells appear bronze or gold in color.

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