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This tambourine drum is part of our ARTIST INNOVATION SERIES .

Jamey Haddad is an acclaimed stage artist - performing with Paul Simon as his percussionist from 1998 till 2019, currently featured with Bokante, - as well as a remarkably influential teacher - Berklee College of Music from 1992 to 2010, and currently At Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland institute of Music.

Our HADIRA exemplifies in Jamey's dynamic, fluid, integrative approach to drumming.  This hybrid/fusion tambourine was our first in our Artist Innovation Series,.  The design has changed over the years as Jamey's focus and playing styling has evolved. For example, the most recent incarnation follows Jamey’s enthusiasm for pandeiro style playing. 

The Hadjira was originally designed to combine kanjira, riq and pandeiro jingles in a unique configuration.  The shell is larger than a kanjira but smaller than a pandeiro, and deep like a riq.  A limited numbers of jingles in specifically isolated positions help emphasize the percussive drum sound of the tambourine.   A pliant head is chosen to accommodate pitch blending techniques. Closely spaced pairs of pandeiro jingles provide a full-bodied, but dry, jingle shake.   On either side of the grip, we’ve positioned stacked pairs of articulate hand hammered riq jingles.  Our removable jingle pin system allows the individual pandeiro jingles to be locked-down; with 4 of the 5  pandeiro jingle sets locked-down, the tambourine performs like a kanjira.

  • 9" diameter5 x 2 5/8" depth, lathe turned 2-ply Vermont Cherry wood.
  • 5 sets of pandeiro jingles + 4 sets of riq jingles.
  • Knotch grip for rig style playing, rectangular grip for pandeiro style playing
  • Black cording.
  • Rolled bearing edge.
  • Recommended REMO Ebony drumhead.  *note: the cloth/mylar material has been discontinued by REMO.



Cooperman drums are crafted in small batches. Except for the instruments featured in our "Drums Available to Ship Now" section, it may take up to 4 weeks to build your drum from log to finished instrument. Please contact us if you have a specific scheduling issues about your purchase. Follow this link to view our Shipping Policy.

    Cooperman Hand Drums start in the Vermont woods where we select native hardwood trees to mill, using methods passed down through generations of sawyers and drum builders to create our single-ply steam-bent wood shells. We mill a variety of wood species - primarily cherry, ash, and maple.  We specify the wood for each model drum based on a variety of considerations, including sound characteristics of the shell, weight, and appearance.  

    Similarly, Cooperman offers drums with a variety of drumhead materials. We recommend synthetic heads - natural skin drumheads have a traditional and unique sound, but they are a great vexation to drummers since swings in temperature and humidity greatly effect tuning and playability. In many cases (as with the AIS series) we specify a particular drumhead (ie. REMO Renaissance or REMO Weatherking Clear). We use, exclusively, REMO synthetic products, choosing from their extensive catalog of options to suit the sound characteristics of the various drum models. We can mount a skin head at your request.

    The drumhead is secured into an exterior groove, which is then covered with a colored cord. The default color is black, though in some cases we coordinate the color with other design features or decorative inlays.  

    All Cooperman drums are tunable. The tuning mechanism (US PATENT # 5,517,890) was developed and patented to address the evolving requirements of frame drummers. We believe it is the best system possible for keeping the drum in a desirable range while retaining the sound and visual aesthetic of a traditional frame drum. All drums are sold with a tuning wrench included.

    Our standard finish is a clear, musical instrument grade lacquer.  This finish protects and brings out the extraordinary grain of our native Vermont hardwoods.  For some models, our drums are specified with decorative and colorful stains, inlays, or overlays.   In most cases, you may choose to personalize your drum with a custom finish.  

    Many of the design specifications can be customized - wood choice. head material, diameter, depth, etc.. Contact us by email or phone to discuss your ideas.

    We hope you will have a lifetime of satisfaction with your drum and spread the word about the instruments we make.