A Hang Drum is 21st century instrument similar to the steel drum. It is much more versatile than the drum though, having been the result of years of research on the musical properties of other hollow instruments, as you can hear.
They can also be connected to digital equipment quite easily, by merely adding a contact microphone as in this video.
Here’s another talented drummer in Amsterdam.
Oddly enough, the company that makes them is only open sporadically, and even then you must visit their shop in Bern, Switzerland to buy one. Otherwise, you’d probably be hearing them on every street corner…
Listen to more Hang Drum clips at Youtube.