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African Drums and Percussion including Talking Drum, Djembe, Thumb Piano and more


The drums and rhythms of Africa are a significant part of the African heritage. On this continent, whether we speak about djembes, talking drums, rattles, shekeres or thumb pianos, percussion speaks. It is alive in their communication, myths and rituals. Here Carousel-Music.com, Ltd. presents an array of these instruments which reflect the African passion for the drum.


DJEMBE

The Djembe is a carved wood drum from Africa, dating back 800 years. The tone on these drums is very low and resonant. From Mali and Senegal. 
Small [djm] $75

DJEMBE DRUM SMALL

  
Medium [dje] $120

DJEMBE DRUM MEDIUM

Large [dje2] $300.

DJEMBE DRUM LARGE




TALKING DRUM, DUN DUN

Talking Drum is a two headed wooden drum with loose-fitting lacings connecting the two heads. The player plays the drum with a stick and at the same time, squeezes the lacings under his arm, thus creating variations in pitch. The drum derives its name from these many varied pitch sounds. [td] $80.

TALKING DRUM




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African Table (Bench) Drum (12" x 24"). Animal hide sewn over wooden frame. Looks like a table, sounds like a drum, [afd] $450.

TABLE DRUM / SOLD




LARGE AFRICAN DRUM
Large African Drum is a two Two headed drum with deep sound. The diameter of the drum heads are almost 10 3/4" and the body 15" tall. Color varies.[AD1] $60.

LARGE AFRICAN DRUM




Small Percussion

CALABASH RATTLE

African Gourd (Calabash) tambourine from Burkina Faso, is handsomely decorated with carved designs in burgundy and trimmed with leather. Around the outer rim of the gourd are cowrie shells. [ag] $50.

AFRICAN GOURD TAMBOURINE




KORA

Mini Kora, has six strings and is approximately 2 feet long, calabash and leather resonator. [kora] $65

MINI KORA





 
SLIT DRUM

Two-toned Slit Drum, made of resonant padouk wood, is 14 inches long and 5 inches wide. Comes with a stick.[slit] $95

SLIT DRUM




 

 

MUSICAL SPOONS

Musical Spoons, made of resonant teak wood with bone handles.[spoons] $18

MUSICAL SPOONS




HAND CARVED SLIT DRUM

Rare hand-carved Slit Drum, with stick.[Rslit] $180

CARVED SLIT DRUM




 
AGOGO BELLS, METAL AFRICAN BELLS

 

Agogo Bells from Ghana are 2 cone-shaped, clapperless iron bells formed on one handle. Very large ones are sometimes used in court and ritual music. Comes with beater.
Small [agos] $28.

AGOGO BELLS SMALL


Large [agol] $62

AGOGO BELLS LARGE






THUMB PIANOS, also called Mbira or Sansa, are melodic instruments consisting of small metal strips arranged on a flat sounding board. The resonators are either gourds or wood. The sound of the mbira is associated with the creation myth. It is also called "the walker's friend" because it is taken on long journeys through the forest.


THUMB PIANO, MBIRA, SANSA
Wood w/ buzzers from Kenya front design makes this easy to hold [ztp] $24

THUMB PIANO





THUMB PIANO, MBIRA, SANSA
Wood w/ buzzers [tp] $35

WOOD THUMB PIANO




GOURD THUMB PIANO, MBIRA ,SANSA

Gourd thumb piano [ztp-1] $38.

GOURD THUMB PIANO




GOURD THUMB PIANO, AFRICAN THUMB PIANO

Gourd thumb piano with design. [ztp-2] $42.

GOURD THUMB PIANO WITH DESIGN





 
 
AFRICAN GOURD RATTLE

Gourd Rattle maraca-type instrument, gourd with long handle. [gr] $18

GOURD RATTLE





 
 
AFICAN KAEBA RATTLE

Kaeba Rattle, a slim box-like instrument with seeds or pebbles inside, made with cane strips. [kae] $27.

KAEBA RATTLE






 
 
AFRICAN GOURD SHAKERE

Gourd Shakere with a network of sand-cast glass beads.
Large [sha-23] $68.

GOURD SHAKERE LARGE





Small [sha-22] $35.

GOURD SHAKERE SMALL




 
 

Gourd Shakere with cowrie shells .
Medium (appox. 6-7" diameter) [sh-44s] $37

GOURD SHAKERE WITH COWRIES






Large (appox. 11" in diameter)[sh44L] $48

SHAKERE





 
SHAKERE WITH SEEDS
Shakere with seeds.
Small, approx. 3 1/2 - 4 1/2" in diameter. [shs-11] $16.

SHAKERE WITH SEEDS




Large, approx. 6-7" in diameter, [shs-22] $28.

SHAKERE




AFRICAN BRANCH RATTLE

Branch Rattle is a tree branch threaded with gourd discs. From Kenya. [brr] $27.

The BRANCH RATTLE





 
 
AFRICAN RATTLE PERCUSSION

Double Loop Rattle Wooden loops with jingles. [dlr] $27

DOUBLE LOOP RATTLE





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ARFICAN GOURD RATTLE

Double Gourd Rattle from Kenya. [dgr] $36

DOUBLE GOURD RATTLE




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DUGI DUGI, SPINNING DRUM, KARATE KID DRUM

Dugi Dugi from Kenya is a little drum shaped like a lollipop. Played by twirling the stick between the palms or fingers so that beads on strings alternately hit the heads. Also called a Tik Tak drum. [ad] $10

DUGI DUGI





 
AFRICAN RATTLE

Face Rattle is a humorous looking gourd with a face carved in it, complete with white teeth and rattling shells. From Kenya.[facr] $27.

FACE RATTLE





 
AFRICAN RATTLE, PERCUSSION

Man Rattle This and the face rattle show the ingenuity and humor of the people who made them. The head and body are gourds (maracas) and the rattling arms are wood. The legs serve as a handle for the instrument. From Kenya. [manr] $48.

MAN RATTLE





 
STRAW RATTLE

Woven Straw Rattle from Mali with handle creates soft maracas sound. Wonderful for children
Small [sr-11] $6

STRAW RATTLE





Large [sr-22] $10.

STRAW RATTLE LARGE





 
CHA CHAS

Cha chas made from seed pods, from Nigeria. [cc-22] $18.

CHA CHAS







 
CHA CHAS

Cha chas with wood handle made from cocoa pods, from Nigeria. [cc-23] $22.

CHA CHAS WITH HANDLE








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