This kenkeni is part of the Classic line of imported drums from Africa Heartwood Project, suited for drumming in classrooms, rehearsals, and drum circles. The kenkeni (smallest) in the set of three is the highest tone of the dunun, and is typically considered the time/tempo keeper of the ensemble. The Classic Kenkeni Dunun features: * comes to you tuned up, ready to play out of the box * solid one-piece construction using Mansonia, a legally harvested hardwood abundant in West Africa * wood treated with at least 4 coats of coconut oil to hydrate and beautify wood * new African cow skin on both sides, hair left on to mellow the sound and for protection * new, extra-strong synthetic rope, long lasting and durable * crown rings wrapped in cloth for long rope life * each bearing edge coated with wax to protect and seal the wood * tapered wood dunun beater included with each drum
- After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
- Excellent sound quality from solid handcarved wood shell and natural West African cow skin.
- Comes to you tuned up, ready to play out of the box.
- Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .