Mayohuacan was a medal drum played by the
indigenous Taíno people of the Caribbean.
The instrument was played for songs that
were performed during weddings. The drum was made of a thin wood
and was shaped like an elongated gourd that measured up to one
meter long and half a meter wide. According to early accounts of
the Taíno The sound produced by the mayohuacan could be heard as
far as a "league and a half away" (a league being a distance
between 5.3 to 7.9 miles, or 7965 to 11268 meters). These were
played by leaders of the tribe as accompaniment to songs which were
used to pass on customs and laws to younger generations.