Cork drum for Materia
Lisboa, 2011

Photo credits: Luís Silva Campos Photo credits: Luís Silva Campos

Rufo is all bam and no noise. This young percussionist‘s dream is guaranteed to entertain while keeping the peace with parents and neighbors alike.
An alternative take on the acoustic properties of cork (known for its excellent insulation capacity), Rufo introduces a softer soundscape in the shape of a near weightless, smooth-surfaced drum.
Three drums produce different sounds in a surprising range, but never loud enough to play on anybody’s nerves. Do I hear a soft jazzy rapping? D&B beats? Heavy metal bashing? Drum roll please: with Rufo, the playground, living room, car seat or restaurant table are your child’s stage.

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