The Classical Heartwood Tamalin Frame Drum from Africa Heartwood Project in Ghana come in two sizes, this being the smaller at 10"x16"x3". This drum comes from the Ga, and is played traditionally in ensembles consisting of many sizes and varieties of frame drums, as well in popular Ghanaian music. The floating frame allows the drum to be tuned using triangular wood wedges. The tamalin is played with one hand holding frame and playing on underside of skin, and other hand playing bare or with light wood beater. Covered by our warranty, this drum features: * hand built solid Mansonia wood frames and tuning wedges * goat skin head, shaved smooth and permanently installed on exterior frame * triangular tuning wedges included.
- After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
- Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project.