Classical Heartwood Ngoma Drum - 11x38 - Ashiko Style

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MSRP: $456.00
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Africa Heartwood Project
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Product Overview

The ngoma (n-go-mah) drum comes from the Congo and surrounding areas, and produces a sound similar to the conga or tumbadora drum. Our ngoma drums are hand-carved in West Africa from a solid, seasoned log of Mansonia wood, modeled after ngomas carved in the Congo. These ngomas will sound great as part of any Latin or Afro-Cuban ensemble, but are specially suited for traditional Congolese drumming. The ngoma is played standing with drum tilted, secured by a waist strap. The Ashiko-style ngoma has a straight taper from top to bottom, and will have 3 sound holes cut into the base, or can be left solid upon request. Each ngoma is covered by our satisfaction guarantee, and features:

  • Average 11" playable surface, 38" tall
  • Thick cow skin head gives it that powerful, warm tonal sound
  • Straight tapered body from top to bottom
  • Ledge carved for bottom ring to help keep it in place for even sound distribution
  • Clear sealant applied to beautify wood and prevent cracking
  • New black nylon rope, pre-stretched and comfortable to handle
  • Rope handle makes transportation more convenient
  • Cloth covered rings ensure long rope life
  • Extra tuning rope included, easily tuned using the Mali weave technique
  • After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
  • Hand crafted in Ghana by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .


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