Classic Dondo Talking Drum

The Classic Dondo Talking Drum from Africa Heartwood Project is hand-carved in Ghana from solid wood, headed with natural sheep skin, and laced with durable nylon rope. As a quality intermediate level traditional instrument, the Classic Dondo produces a wide range of sounds and is built to last even in classrooms and for performances. It is available in two sizes: 7″x16″ and 8″x20″, and comes with a curved playing stick.

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Product Description

The Classic Dondo Talking Drum from Africa Heartwood Project is hand-carved in Ghana from solid wood, headed with natural sheep skin, and laced with durable nylon rope. As a quality intermediate level traditional instrument, the Classic Dondo produces a wide range of sounds and is built to last even in classrooms and for performances. It is available in two sizes: 7″x16″ and 8″x20″, and comes with a curved playing stick. The Talking Drums feature:

  • solid one-piece construction from Nyame Dua wood (translated as “God Wood”)
  • strong synthetic brown or burgundy verticals – much stronger than leather strips
  • natural sheep skin head for the best traditional Dondo sound
  • handcarved, curved beater included
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa.

Sizes & Prices

Model Size Description Retail Price (USD)
CTDL +/-8"-+/-20" Classic Heartwood Dondo large $100
CTDS +/-7"-+/-16" Classic Heartwood Dondo small $70

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

Artisans