Gome

The Gome drum is a fundamental solo and ensemble drum among the Ga and Ashanti of Ghana. This drum from Africa Heartwood Project is hand crafted out of solid Odum hardwood, with a solid frame, thick cow skin head, and floating inside frame adjusted by using a metal press. The drum is played on its side, with the drummer sitting on top, using both hands and the heels of the feet. The Gome produces thick warm tones, striking slaps, and healthy bass. It has dimensions of 20″x20″x22″.

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The Gome drum is a fundamental solo and ensemble drum among the Ga and Ashanti of Ghana. This drum from Africa Heartwood Project is hand crafted out of solid Odum hardwood, with a solid frame, thick cow skin head, and floating inside frame adjusted by using a metal press. The drum is played on its side, with the drummer sitting on top, using both hands and the heels of the feet. The Gome produces thick warm tones, striking slaps, and healthy bass. This drum features:

  • solid construction using seasoned Odum, a tropical Ghanaian hardwood
  • sturdy frame with built in floating frame and metal press for tuning
  • shaved cow skin head for richer sound and longer life
  • overall dimensions are +/- 20″ square head, with upright height of +/- 22″
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa. Learn more at AfricaHeartwoodProject.org/drums.

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