JD Salazar Music
The pandero jarocho, pandero octagonal or pandero tlacotalpeño is a kind of tambourine typical of the Mexican state of Veracruz. It is octagonal in shape, ringed with jangling metal disks, and with an animal skin stretched over one side. The most common methods of playing are two: one, by alternately tapping the skin with the thumb and forefinger, jangling the disks and creating a dull beat on the skin; two, by running the outstretched thumb over the skin near the perimeter of the frame. These panderos were made by Miguel Angel Bravo of "Instrumentos Miguel Angel" in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. They are made with a Cedar wood frame, tin disks, and a goat skin top. An excellent example of a traditional Pandero Jarocho!