Ashiko, Rosewood, Large - 14" x 27"
14"x27", rosewood engraved with floral design, rings and cord tuning for goatskin head.
- 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 rope tuned ashiko. The heads are tightened by creating diamond knots in the vertical ropes around the drum.