He loves the drums too (he loves all music and sound-making activities!). If you mention 'drums', he taps on the nearest book/table/surface. He had a play with electric 'drums', and although the 'buttons' were fun to touch and hear, I still think he prefers the real thing! So do I.
I've always been partial to drums and drummers - of any culture! Such fun, powerful, inviting and accessible instruments. Walking home from a work day last week I took a slightly longer route so that I could check out the beats I could hear in the distance. This guy had set up his kit here, and was driving a beautiful rhythm. And what a back drop!