Ashanti Fontomfrom Drum Ensemble Set

Very popular in traditional music from Ghana, the Fontomfrom Ensemble is used to communicate royal messages in Ashanti tribal settings, as well as to play some popular rhythms. The energetic poly-rhythms created with these drums can be extremely complex, and is usually very loud given the size and purposes of the drums.

SKU: FONTSET

Availability: Out of stock

$2,999.95

Details

Details

Very popular in traditional music from Ghana, the Fontomfrom Ensemble is used to communicate royal messages in Ashanti tribal settings, as well as to play some popular rhythms. The energetic poly-rhythms created with these drums can be extremely complex, and is usually very loud given the size and purposes of the drums. Our Fontomfrom Ensemble Sets are carved by Africa Heartwood Project artisans in Ghana, in sustainable, socially responsible circumstances. In addition to our satisfaction guarantee, here is what this ensemble set features:

  • Hand-carved using traditional tools and methods in Ghana, West Africa
  • Red tweneboa wood, legally harvested and carved from a solid piece of wood
  • Wood seasoned, oiled with shea butter and coconut oil, and sealed on the outside
  • Shaved cow skins, woven using traditional peg fixing method
  • Two Fontomfrom drums (15-17"x50-55") with vudetsi stands and curved sticks
  • Two Atumpan drums (12-14"x30-32" ) with curved sticks
  • Two Apentema drums (8-10"x20-22") with sticks
  • One Apetia drum (7-8"x19-21") with stick

Depending on location, drums will likely be palletized and shipped using a freight carrier. Please call for shipping quote. These drums are only available in complete sets at this time. Photos are representative only, so in-stock drums will vary to some degree in appearance and size.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU FONTSET
Wood Type Tweneboa (Soft/Light Wood)
Dimensions Various
Country of Origin Ghana
Skill Level Advanced
Tuning System Peg
Material Varies by product
Striker Included Yes for some drums

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