Name: Panderoa.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Frame.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 211.311
Diameter: cm.
Depth: cm.
Area: Basque.
Country: Spain & France.
Region: Western Europe.

Description: The Basque panderoa is a folk instrument that is closely related to the tambourine. This instrument is played to accompany the trikitixa [Basque, Diatonic Accordion]. Sometimes the players, who play in festivities to enliven the atmosphere or less frequently at onstage performances, sing along.

At times the pandero accompanies the alboka or txistu too. Yet these kinds of duos have not always been the case. As attested in 1923, the youth gathered to dance to the rhythm of the bare pandero. With no other music instrument implicated but the player’s [a woman’s] voice.


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