Pat Waing Drums

PatWaing, also known as the circle drum, is a traditional musical instrument and ensemble from Myanmar (formerly Burma). The term "pat" means drum, and "waing" refers to the circular shape of the drums and their arrangement in a circle. The Pat Waing typically consists of 18 to 21 drums of increasing sizes and pitches. HsaingWaing is the name of the ensemble (including other percussion and wind instruments) in which Pat Waing is played.