Ashiko Bolt-Tuned 12x24" Djembe Hand Drum
Included with purchase:
12"x24", rosewood Ashiko engraved with floral design, bolt tuning. The head is goatskin and is tunable by bolts.
- Tension of the head on the Ashiko can be tuned, allowing the player a choice of high and low notes.
- Made of rosewood which almost never cracks and is very tolerant of severe weather conditions.
About the Ashiko Drum: An ashiko is a kind of drum shaped like a truncated cone and meant to be played with bare hands. The ashiko drum is played throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. In eastern Cuba, it is known as boku and is played during carnivals and street parades called Comparsas. Some consider the ashiko to be male and the djembe female.
How to tune your Ashiko: This is a bolt tuned ashiko and the heads are tightened with a wrench.