The Bergamo Signature Series Kanjira is key-tuned using small hooks; its counterhoop ring encircles a replaceable drumhead specially developed to create a warm, dark tone with minimal overtones. The frame of the Bergamo Signature Series drum comes in a natural wood veneer finish with a slit inside that holds a set of tambourine jingles. It is 7" in diameter with a 2" depth.
Since 1970, John Bergamo has been the coordinator of the percussion program at California Institute of the Arts. His career includes concerts with John McLaughlin's Shakti, performing in Frank Zappa's Abnuceals Emukka Orchestra, and a tour to the Soviet Union with Robert Shaw, to name only a few. John continues to be involved in contemporary music performance, studio work, and non-EuroAmerican music performance.
Incorporating many of the styles which have influenced him, John has co-founded two all-percussion groups The Repercussion Unit in 1976 with Larry Stein, Ed Mann, James Hildebrandt, Greg Johnson, Paul Anceau, and Steven "Lucky" Mosko; and The Hands On'Semble with Andrew Grueschow, Randy Gloss and Austin Wrinkle in 1997.