• How to Play an Ancient Rock Gong: See What Happens When a Drummer Plays Prehistoric Percussion Instruments Made from Boulders

    6 days ago - By Open Culture

    Rock Gong. It sounds like a B-52s song. But a rock gong is not a New Wave surf-rock party groove. It's not a neo-synthpop act, hip hop group, or indie band. It's a prehistoric instrument-as far away in time as one can get from synthesizers and electric guitars. Rock gongs are ancient, maybe as old as humankind. But they're still groovy, in their way. As they say, the groove is in the player, not the instrument.
    Rock gongs, or “ lithophones ,” if you want to get technical, have been found all over the African continent, in South America, Australia, Azerbaijan, England, Hawaii, Iceland...
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