Classic Dunun Set

The dunun (DOO-noon) family of drums (aka djun djun or dun dun) provides the rhythmic and melodic base for the most West African ensemble drumming. This family of double-headed, cylindrical, rope-tension drums consists of the doundoumba 15″x28″(largest), sangban 12″x24″(medium), and kenkeni 10″x22″(smallest).


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Product Description

The dunun (DOO-noon) family of drums (aka djun djun or dun dun) provides the rhythmic and melodic base for the most West African ensemble drumming. This family of double-headed, cylindrical, rope-tension drums consists of the doundoumba (largest), sangban (medium), and kenkeni (smallest). Our drums can be bought separately or as a set. These dunun are part of the Classic line of imported drums from Africa Heartwood Project, and feature:

  • Average Sizes: Dundumba 16″x 32″ – Sangban 12″x24″ – Kenkeni 10″x22″
  • pre-tuned and tested before shipping, comes to you ready to play
  • 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
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa.

Sizes & Prices

Model Size Description Retail Price (USD)
CDDSET 15x28, 12x24, 10x22 Classic Dunun (set of three) $580

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

Artisans