In the early 1990s, the music scene began to swarm with new trends. A new fad called "drum circles" began to make the news around the same time that the new Latin sound called "Afro-Cuban" was hitting pop hits with Miami Sound Machine's "Conga". Hand drums became very popular as more people started to adopt the hobby. People wanted to play for health and well-being reasons. At the same time, the Latin sound became more popular and "mainstream".
KMC Music decided to introduce Toca Percussion as an option in hand percussion instruments and accessories. Toca was designed and developed to have a different look and provide the “Afro-Cuban” sound. These instruments made Toca unique among the brands, giving musicians and percussionists an alternative choice when searching for hand-held percussion instruments.