American Percussion's Drumeray is a World Percussion Instrument that's a spin off off of the shekere. The drumeray has a drum head mounted on the widest part of the gourd. There is a circular cutout made for an opening then the cutout piece is inserted down into the body of the gourd and glued to the inside of the shell thus making a chamber. A drum head is tacked and or glued to the outer part of the shell over the opening. On the top of the gourd, where the spout is located, the tip of the spout is cut off leaving an opening to an upper chamber where assortment of beads and or seeds can be inserted. Then a lid is made from the cutoff from the spout. The reason for this is it lets the performer choose different beads or seeds to put inside to change the sound.
Please !!!! refer to the maintenance page to see how to take care of this percussion instrument.