The Engine Room

Also known as the iron or rhythm section. 


The main purpose of the engine room is to drive the music thus keeping the music lively and steady.

In its simplest form this could consist of a drum kit and set of Conga drums.


Any combination of percussion instruments can be used to form the engine room.

 Scratcher Cow Bells  
 Tambourine Car wheel hub

Duddup (Pronounced doo doop): a bass pan with two notes used to augment the rhythm section of a pan-round-the-neck steelband. It is made from a smaller drum, supported from around the shoulder and played with one stick.