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African Bass Drums what you're looking for?

Our african bass drums; dundun, sangban, kenkeni and bougarabou come from West Africa and indonesia

As individuals and professional players ourselves, we've experienced some of the frustrations that can arise when purchasing dundun, sangban, kenkeni, and bugarabou and we make a promise that we will do our best to make sure that your experience of buying from us is a good one; after all we want you to come back and buy more!

You can be reassured that these African bass drums are sold on a 'Fair Trade' basis and that the craftsmen who produce them are receiving a fair and decent income.

Why Buy African Bass Drums From Drumculture?:

  • All of our dundun, sangban, kenkeni and bugarabou are prepared in West Africa and Indonesia by highly experienced craftsmen
  • These are exactly the samedundun, sangban, kenkeni and bugarabou used by our Professional Troupe.
  • We have years of experience ourselves of buying from other providers so we know all the pitfalls and frustrations! Our aim is to make your purchase as simple as possible and to allow you to enjoy playing your instrument for many, many years.
  • The African bass drums that we provide should not be compared with the plethora of poor-quality items that seem to have flooded the market; our dundun, sangban, kenkeni and bugarabou are made by professional craftsmen who take a great pride in the work that they produce.

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How to Buy Your African Bass Drums:

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Dundun

dundun

Dundun

Item Code: KDO164
16" x 23"

Beautiful, double cowhide skinned Kambala dundun. 16" head x 23" long. Unshaven Cowskin on both heads - Djununba (inc. stick). Doum Doums provide the bass in the African ensemble, the heartbeat of the rhythms. Traditionally, a set of 3 is used (Sangba, Kenkeni, Djunumba).

£235.00
P&P (UK) £12.00

OUT OF STOCK

 

Sangban

sangban

Sangban

Item Code: KDO1625
13" x 20.5"

Kambala Doum Doum 13" head x 20.5" long. Unshaven Cowskin on both heads - Sangban, (inc. stick). Doum Doums provide the bass in the African ensemble, the heartbeat of the rhythms. Traditionally, a set of 3 is used (Sangba, Kenkeni, Djunumba) The Sangban (or Sangbar) is sometimes used as a soloist drum.

£225.00
P&P (UK) £12.00

 

Kenkeni

kenkeni

Kenkeni

Item Code: KDO161
10" x 18"

Kambala Doum Doum 10" head x 18" long. Unshaven Cowskin on both heads - Kekeni (inc. stick). Doum Doums provide the bass in the African ensemble, the heartbeat of the rhythms. Traditionally, a set of 3 is used (Sangba, Kenkeni, Djunumba)

£175.00
P&P (UK) £12.00

         

Bougarabou Large

bugarabou

Large Bugarabou

Sizes:
10" head x 24" tall - £215.00
11" head x 24" tall - £230.00
12" head x 24" tall - £239.00

Usually played in a set of three, this traditional drum has a softer, deeper tone (like a Conga). Beautifully handcrafted with a natural bark style finish.

P&P (UK) £12.00

Sizes (all 24" tall):

 

Bougarabou Small

bougarabou

Small Bugarabou

8" head x 12" tall

This traditional drum has a softer, deeper tone (like a Conga). The Bogarabou is originally from Senegal and is covered with cowhide. The sound is very warm and open.

£95.00
P&P (UK) £12.00

 

Small Kenkeni

kenkeni

Small Kenkeni

Item Code: KDO160
8" x 12"

Kambala Kenkeni 8" head x 12" long. Unshaven. (inc. stick). A lovely small Kekeni drum. Doum Doums provide the Bass of the African ensemble, the heartbeat of many of the rhythms.

£99.00
P&P (UK) £12.00

         
         
         
         
         
   
 
 
 
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