Made of hardwood and leather with animal hide head, has exceptional sound quality. The head is tapped with the included curved stick. As the drum is held under one arm and squeezed against the body, the strings are tightened, which causes the pitch to rise.
These drums were used to pass messages from one group to another across distances-hence the name. Playing them well takes practice but adds a distinctive sound to an ensemble. Exceptional sound! From Ghana.
Choose from these options:
- Large (2230) 8" x 20"
- Medium (2287) 7" x 15"
- Small (2238) 6" x 11"
- SAVE with the Complete Set (9140)
includes all 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large