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Boo bams are a percussion instrument of the membranophone family consisting of an array of tubes with membranes stretched on one end, the other end open. The tuning depends partly on the tension on the membrane but mostly on the length of the tube. The name boobam was coined in Mill Valley, California in 1954 and was described as ‘bamboo spelled sideways’.

They are played by Morris Pert on Kate’s song Room For The Life.


  • Boobam. Wikipedia, retrieved 18 September 2017.