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X8 Drums Dundun

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X8 Drums Dundun Set - Dundunba, Sangban, Kenkeni

The full set of 3 drums includes one Dundunba, one Sangban, and one Keneni, which creates a full tonal range from high to the low bass.

Order the djuns individually (priced above) or get the full set of 3 Djun-Djuns! 

The drum heads are made of cow hide with the hair left on to produce heavy tones and eliminate ringing overtones.X8 Drums Dundun (or Dununs) are masterfully carved of a single piece of legally harvested Mahogany hardwood, designed to produce the authentic sound of the African bass drum.

Typically played as a set with sticks, The 15" Dundunba produces the low bass tone, the 12" Sangban produces the mid-range tone, and the 10" Kenkeni produces the high tone.

    • Professional quality drums and offering an outstanding combination of melody, beautiful design, and authentic African tone.
    • These djun-djuns are usually played with sticks in a set of three (15" Dundunba, 12" Sangban, 10" Kenkeni).
    • Stretched across the top and bottom are high-quality cowhides held together with two-ring mounting systems and 5mm non-stretch rope.
    • Each drum ships with a pair of hardwood djun djun sticks.
    • Each drum has a braided rope handle attached to both ends for handling.
  • Shells are kiln dried with up to 20 coats of teak oil to protect and preserve wood.


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  1. Don't be Fooled by the Price

    Posted by Darryl on 3rd Oct 2014

    These Djuns Djuns are wonderful. The quality of the mahogany shells and skins are fantastic!

    I've been wanting a set for years and have done extensive research. I'm de-lighted with my choice and more than pleasantly surprised by the personable service and lightening fast shipping.

    X8 Drums is now my #1 favorite drum company!

  2. X8 Djun Djun 15"

    Posted by Mab OConnor on 30th Jul 2014

    As always this is a fantastic sounding drum. Very well made and I couldn't be happier.. They ship fast and everything is always packed with care. I love this DRUM and its a wonderful addition to the other X8 drums I own. Would highly recommend this one to others.

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