Paragon Mali Tama

The Paragon Mali Tama from Africa Heartwood Project are built to the highest standards by experienced tama builders in Mali, West Africa. The Dugara wood, carved clean inside and out with exact dimensions, headed with goat skin, together with superior craftsmanship, create a sound quality and responsiveness that is suitable for use by professional musicians in any setting.The sizes ranges from 5-6″x10-12″, and comes with a curved playing stick.

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Product Description

The Paragon Mali Tama from Africa Heartwood Project are built to the highest standards by experienced tama builders in Mali, West Africa. The Dugara wood, carved clean inside and out with exact dimensions, headed with goat skin, together with superior craftsmanship, create a sound quality and responsiveness that is suitable for use by professional musicians in any setting. You will be amazed at the volume and quality of sound this relatively small drum puts out. This tama features:

  • hand carved of seasoned Dugara wood in Mali
  • wood sealed with hardening oils to improve response and prevent cracking
  • wet shaved goat skin custom fitted to drum body
  • plenty of strong white synthetic vertical lacings
  • available in two sizes: 5×11 and 6×12
  • 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)
PTDM5 +/-5"-+/-11" Mali Tama Talking Drum $160

Artists

Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble

Artisans