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The udu name itself means "pottery" and is derived from the Nigerian Ibo language. Inspired by water jugs used in traditional African rituals and ceremonies, this hollow, teardrop-shaped ceramic drum is made from clay with a textured playing surface and warm, green color finish.
Because each drum is crafted and formed by hand, no two are ever exactly alike in look or sound. It's as much a working musical instrument as one-of-a-kind collectible or shelf decoration! Every drum features its own individual tonal values and well-defined bass tones. The round hole on front and on top creates unique reverberating notes when struck with a flat palm. You can even mount a small microphone nearby to amplify the unique sounds coming from within the hollow walls.
The udu is typically played while you're sitting down and holding it in your lap. It also features a padded base so you can place it on the floor or on a table, too. Play any part of the drum by slapping it with your palms or tapping it with your fingers. You can also create interesting tonal variations by rubbing the textured outer surface. It measures 12 1/2"H x 8" Dia.
- Hand crafted, solid stoneware body
- Delicious, defined bass tone
- Green colored finish
- Comes with a padded drum holder base
- Height: 12.5", Diameter: 8"
Posted by Sergei Lutsenko on 28th Jul 2014
And that's my catch! Wonderful instrument! Felt in love with it!i Costs less than lp museum but sounds way much better
High pitch sounds a lot like mridang, and bass is truly delicious
Posted by Newark, DE United States on 28th Jul 2014
This instrument is truly beautiful, works just as well as decoration as an instrument. I wish it could get a little louder, but I'm still just learning the different sounds it can make. It will definitely be a wonderful addition to music time. It came well-packaged and within a week.
really nice product
Posted by fuzzy on 28th Jul 2014
Love it. No complaints.