Paragon Heartwood Mali Pro Bara Gourd Drum

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MSRP: $185.00
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Africa Heartwood Project
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Product Overview

The Paragon Heartwood Mali Pro Bara Gourd Drum (BAH-rah, also bendre) is a gourd drum consisting of a large calabash, open on one end, and covered with goat skin. It doesn't produce bass notes, but has a strong characteristic, full low tone, and is capable of other sounds common to hand drums. Each bara is hand made in Mali using traditional methods.


  • Large, thick calabash gourd, 15-17" diameter, 12-14" high, with 9-10" open playable surface
  • Shaved goat skin mounted to gourd using stitching method - no metal tuning rings
  • Nylon rope verticals, used to add or decrease tension on the head, with extra rope for handle
  • Mellow, deep tonal sound quality, played with lighter technique than djembe or conga
  • Hand crafted in Mali using traditional methods and quality materials
  • Imported, African-made product from Africa Heartwood Project


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