Bahia - a musical melting pot

Music has a very special place in Brazil. In the federal state of Bahia and its pulsating capital Salvador, you can experience its vibes on the streets all year round. The music is abundant and lively, and it can be powerful! In this book, the reader will explore the rhythms of the the so-called bloco afro in detail. Africa, the Caribbean, Black Power, Candomblé - the percussion groups from Bahia use many elements to create innovative and energetic music. A book for all rhythm enthusiasts who want to get a closer look of the spirit of groups like Olodum, Ilê Aiyê or Muzenza. 

Blocos Afro is one of the first books about the drumming culture from Bahia which was translated in several languages. The book is richly illustrated and contains many notation examples of popular as well as less well-known blocos from Salvador. The included CD (or audio file for download) makes all rhythm samples available in excellent quality. The authors, Matthias Haffner and Michael de Miranda are two passionate percussionists with a strong preference for Brazilian music. Their analytical and pedagogical skills made this book a valuable work of art for all musicians and music lovers.

Pandeiro Tutorial

G The Complete Pandeiro Guide


After 25 years of playing, teaching, researching and meeting the greatest masters in Brazil, Matthias Haffner has finally put all of his extensive knowledge about the pandeiro into a package and made it available to everybody. In cooperation with well-known producer David Kuckhermann, Matthias decided to publish a complete tutorial about this amazingly versatile percussion instrument. The result is fantastic: more than seven hours of lesson caught on camera, including precisely explained techniques, hundreds of grooves, tricks and effects on the instrument, traditional and modern styles, history, play-along tracks, on-screen notations, PDF´s and other surprises! The practical wooden USB stick is available for the complete course, or optionally for tutorial 1 (basic techniques, traditional grooves) or tutorial 2 (modern grooves, advanced playing).

Watch the trailer to get a first impression of The Complete Pandeiro Guide:


Pandeiro Guide

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L Little Ones


The Little Ones can be used on top of your jingles to make them move less in the slot, if your slots are too big. This will make the sound tighter and quieter with more control. The Little Ones are made of 0,3mm thick bronze with a slight curve hammered into them.


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J Jingle Friends


In addition to our jingles we offer special custom-made pins to hold the jingles. The pins are made of softer brass instead of hard steel, which will guarantee your jingles a long lifetime, as the pins wear out before the valuable jingles. They will preserve the jingles as well as the sound of them and they will even add a classy look to your pandeiro!

sizes:       Ø 1,8 mm and 2,0 mm

lenght:     38 mm

Sizes (diameter)

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These custom-made soft rubbers will gradually reduce the volume of your jingle-sound without changing its character. Even though our jingles are well-balanced with the sound volume of your skin, you may need to reduce their loudness, for example in a delicate studio situation. The rubbers are easily attachable on top of your jingles without the need to remove the jingles. With our Damping Dude system you can easily adapt the dynamics to your personal needs.



* According to the § 19 UStG no German sales tax is charged.

Damping Dude


R Real Pro Bag

Our custom made Real Pro Bag will keep your pandeiro safe in any traveling conditions. It is a soft and light bag that has an extra thick layer of foam around the jingles that protects them in an optimal way in case of accidents. The bag is made of strong materials and comes with a shoulder strap with metal hooks. On the front there is a zippered pocket for tuning keys and small accessories. This is the best bag you can get. Give your pandeiro the care it deserves!

The Real Pro Bag comes with all our pandeiros.

On our pandeiros, we use handpicked goat skins of the highest quality with an even surface and thickness, tanned without aggressive chemicals, with a great flexibility and yet strong attack while playing. In the drop-down menu, you can choose two skin thicknesses: thin to medium or medium to thick. Bear in mind that each skins sounds different as it is a natural product. Generally, a thin to medium thickness is rich in overtones and has a strong attack, while a thicker skin has more bass frequencies and less attack. When ordering a skin, be aware that it does not come mounted, which means: without an inner ring. Before mounting the skin, make sure to watch our video that you can find on the page "Media & Links".  


* According to the § 19 UStG no German sales tax is charged.

Skin thickness

Z  Replacement SkinZ


BA Blocos Afro


Available as physical book (English) or Download (ENG/GER/NL) here:


Green is the new red nowadays and we want to be part of the environmental movement, incorporating the habit of recycling into our daily lives. We created these acoustic wall panels as pieces of art that testifies to the fact that everything is useable and reuseable. These panels are offcuts from our pandeiro rims that we have saved, glued to a backing plate salvaged from old furniture. It can't get more green and ecological than this. We love how they look with their three dimensional forms and different wood figures. Get one for yourself or give one as a present, it is completely unique and guaranteed to look good on any wall. It even has the added benefit of improving the acoustics of the room.


PA PandeirART

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Sizes: A 330 x 480 mm

           B 420 x 510 mm

           C 470 x 510 mm