"This sistrum looks authentic
- Glen Velez, Master Percussionist and Composer;
Founding Father of Modern Frame Drum Movement
Tahya Ceremonial Systrum ™
Inspired by ancient percussion,
Augment your world music instrument collection;
heighten an orchestral tutti;
enliven the stage at a rock concert ... and more...
Standing approx. 16" high, this beautiful instrument is hand-
The systrum (aka sistrum) is a hand-held percussion instrument applicable to professional, collegiate and community percussion ensembles, and/or personal use (for suggestions, click here ).
Designed to be used in a variety of ways, it adds a wonderful new texture to musical, chanting, dancing & drumming experiences. In the hands of those who have expressed a desire to be part of a drumming circle but who are discouraged by the learning curve related to drumming, playing the Ceremonial Systrum™ is like a playing a baby's rattle ~
An objet d'art inspired by Hathor, designed by Tahya and manufactured* by Mid-East Mfg., Inc., it's artistic merit inspires display in your home, studio, or the workplace.
The inspiration behind the re-emergence of this percussion instrument known as the the systrum (aka sistrum) followed Tahya's travels to Egypt.
Partake in an exploration into the history, mystery and rhythms of the systrum. For more information regarding booking a PowerPoint with mini-lecture & participatory program in your community, please click on this link:
BRING TAHYA & the STORY OF THE SYSTRUM
Infuse new life into your music with this instrument
"The Tahya Ceremonial Systrum™ is a percussion instrument with virtually no learning curve!
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We are pleased to announce the re-emergence of a percussion instrument resembling the hoop-top sistrum:
Re-introducing this historic instrument in the 21st century!
The Tahya Ceremonial Systrum ™
~ designed to be a spectacular addition to your percussion collection ~
Frame drum, singiing bowl, dumbec, riqq, zills & Tahya Ceremonial Systrum™
Photo by TruSpirit Imaging
Explore using this percussion instrument to add a wonderful new texture
to your chanting, dancing & drumming experiences!
NOTE: Special thanks to Patrick Cooperman and Shaun McGinnis of Cooperman Frame Drums (VT)
who were MOST "instrumental" in helping me realize my vision ...
Christine Goldemen, Tiana Galante and A. Derajja for design assist!
Click here to view sample of Tahya utilizing the Ceremonial Systrum™
August 12, 2012 MUSIKFEST progam
with an invocation to Hathor (from hieroglyphic carvings on the temple walls at Dendura)
*The instrument is manufactured by Mid-East Manufacturing Inc. who, BTW, have an amazing line
of musical and percussive instruments. One of their craft-shops is in Pakistan where our systra are made.
MORE: A portion of systrum sales proceeds are being donated to The Malala Fund
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist ~ read more: Wikipedia