Bougarabou

Bougarabou

In modern drum circle situations, the Bougarabou is often used to back up djembes in the percussion group. The Bougarabou can be played as a single drum or in a set of up to four and are normally played with only the hands in a standing position.

Percussionists seeking a rich bass melody will choose this drum over a djembe. Combine this with a didgeridoo and you'll be deep in the bass line!

The Bougarabou (alternative spelling "Boucarabou") originates from the south of Senegal and the Gambia and is used during African celebrations. The shape and the cow skin covering creates the warm and resonant sound which reminds one of the Conga. The scale of tones ranges from deep, resonant bass to the high Conga-like tones depending on how the player tunes it.

  • Meinl Bougarabou 12 in. Brown

    Meinl

    Meinl Bougarabou 12 in. Brown

    $199.99
    The MEINL Bougarabou is proudly made in the tradition of the Jola people of southern Senegal. The classic bougarabou features an elongated goblet-shaped body carved from Mahagony Wood. A bougarabou can be played with traditional conga or djembe...
    $199.99
  • Tribal Mask Bougarabou, Medium 12x24 Tribal Mask Bougarabou, Medium 12x24

    X8 Drums

    Tribal Mask Bougarabou, Medium 12x24

    $199.00
    The tribal mask bougarabou is a stunning work of art that sounds spectacular! Carved of thick mahogany hardwood the X8 line of professional bougarabou drums produce huge thunderous tones. Each bougarbo is quite hefty and solidly built with a cow skin...
    $199.00
  • Toca Bougarabou African Mask Drum

    Toca

    Toca Bougarabou African Mask Drum

    MSRP: $377.00
    $226.99
    The Toca Bougarabou African Mask Drum is a beautifully crafted instrument that adds deep and resonant bass tones any drum circle. The Bougarabou is hand-carved from a single piece of environmentally-friendly, plantation-grown mahogany. The shell features...
    MSRP: $377.00
    $226.99