World In Tune
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.
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
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
Mini Kora, has
six strings and is approximately 2 feet long, calabash and leather resonator. [kora] $65
Two-toned Slit Drum, made
of resonant padouk wood, is 14 inches long and 5 inches wide. Comes with
a stick.[slit] $95
Musical Spoons, made
of resonant teak wood with bone handles.[spoons] $18
Rare hand-carved Slit Drum, with
CARVED SLIT DRUM
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.
Gourd thumb piano [ztp-1] $38.
GOURD THUMB PIANO
Gourd thumb piano with design. [ztp-2] $42.
GOURD THUMB PIANO WITH DESIGN
Gourd Rattle maraca-type
instrument, gourd with long handle. [gr] $18
Kaeba Rattle, a slim box-like
instrument with seeds or pebbles inside, made with cane strips. [kae] $27.
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
Branch Rattle is a tree branch
threaded with gourd discs. From Kenya. [brr] $27.
The BRANCH RATTLE
Double Loop Rattle Wooden
loops with jingles. [dlr] $27
DOUBLE LOOP RATTLE
Double Gourd Rattle from
Kenya. [dgr] $36
DOUBLE GOURD RATTLE
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
Face Rattle is a humorous
looking gourd with a face carved in it, complete with white teeth and rattling
shells. From Kenya.[facr] $27.
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.
Woven Straw Rattle from Mali
with handle creates soft maracas sound. Wonderful for children
Small [sr-11] $6
Large [sr-22] $10.
STRAW RATTLE LARGE
Cha chas made from seed pods,
from Nigeria. [cc-22] $18.
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