Ghana Adowa Drum - African Hand Drum - New!

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MSRP: $204.00
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Africa Heartwood Project
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Product Overview

The adowa is a peg-tension drum native to Ghana, and has a unique, mellow, very tonal sound. The technique for the Adowa is relatively light, as opposed to the conga or even the djembe.

Features Include:

  • Individual tuning and testing - comes to you ready to play
  • Solid one-piece construction using Mansonia, a legally harvested tropical drum wood
  • Treated with at least 3 coats of coconut oil and shea butter, to hydrate and beautify wood
  • New calf skin, closely shaved to eliminate uncomfortable stubble and improve sound
  • Basic playing and care instructions available online
  • Bottom rim and bearing edge coated with wax to protect and seal the wood

Product Specifications

9\" x 22\"
\"Wood Type:
Mansonia (Hard Tweneboa)\"


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  • 5
    Adowa Drum

    Posted by Pablo on Oct 18th 2021

    Surprised how large this drum is; was expecting smaller version. While not a full size Djembe style, can still be played comfortably. The roping is high quality and done very nice. Drum is one solid piece of wood . The pegging provides a cool look. Carved pretty good. But carving doesn’t match what is shown, so be ready for that. I am thinking about sanding it finer and treating w/ oil. Which actually could be a fun project.

    So about the tone. It is not tight, high pitched like some Djembe’s. I knew this ahead of time. It is a challenge to play. But is an absolute delight! Not meant to be your main axe; but as a side drum is a must. Highly recommend getting this drum. Price point is great. Again, is a nice respite from my main drum arsenal. You will Not be disappointed.