Paragon Ivory Coast Carved Congas

The Paragon Ivory Coast Carved Conga set of drums from Africa Heartwood Project are handcarved out of solid Iroko hardwood and headed with thick, natural cow skin, giving each one a full, rich sound with big tones and an impressive bass range. Fully tuneable with the ring & rope tension system. Available in 4 sizes: 10″ Quinto, 11″ Conga, 12″ Tumbadora, and 13″ Super Tumba.

Audio Sample : Classic African Conga 10 & 11.mp3

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Product Description

The Paragon Ivory Coast Carved Conga set of drums from Africa Heartwood Project are hand-carved out of solid Iroko hardwood and headed with thick, natural cow skin, giving each one a full, rich sound with big tones and an impressive bass range. Fully tunable with the ring & rope tension system. Available in 4 sizes: 10″ Quinto, 11″ Conga, 12″ Tumbadora, and 13″ Super Tumba.

  • Solid one-piece construction, hand carved out of a single piece of Iroko wood in Ivory Coast
  • Thickm, natural cow skin head, hair on playing surface
  • Cloth wrapped flesh and bottom rings to protect skin and rope
  • Treated with shea butter to help wood acclimate and prevent cracking
  • Bearing edge rounded for long skin life and comfort whilst playing
  • Rope handle securely attached to make transportation easier
  • Wide mid-body and narrow base opening to round out tones
  • Ledge carved to keep bottom ring in position as tension is added
  • Fully tunable roping system using the Mali weave
  • Pictures are representative. Actual drum may vary in appearance, but will match the written descriptions.
  • The purchase of this product sustains livelihoods for cultural artisans in West Africa.

 

Sizes & Prices

Model Size Description Retail Price (USD)
ICC11 11"X28" Ivory Coast Carved 11x28 Conga (Quinto) $211
ICC12 12"X28" Ivory Coast Carved 12x28 Conga (Conga) $266

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

Artisans