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Udu, Green

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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"
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"X8 Drums Hand Percussion: 1-Year Limited
X8 Drums & Percussion Djembes: 3 month limited on shell only


This warranty extends only to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and does not extend to any product which has been lost or discarded, by accident or improper maintenance; or which has been altered; or which has been repaired or modified by a non-authorized person or company. This warranty does not apply to any owner other than the original purchaser; any defects caused by reasonable use, neglect, moisture and/or temperature extremes, handling, shipping or accidents; natural wood finishes or normal color changes of wood or shell covering material. Under this warranty repair or replacement of parts is the only remedy, and loss of use of the products, loss of time, inconvenience or consequential damages are not covered.

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  1. lots of fun

    Posted by John on 30th Sep 2014

    Finally received the drum and the wait was worth it's fun figuring out the different sounds, great to play while watching your favorite shows

  2. !!!

    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

  3. Beautiful

    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.

  4. really nice product

    Posted by fuzzy on 28th Jul 2014

    Love it. No complaints.

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