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Dundun is the name for a trio of West African drums that have been developed alongside the djembe in the Malinke' culture.


These drums are carved into a cylinder shape and then placed in the Sun until the wood is completely dry. 2 cowhides are then stretched with ropes onto both ends of the drum and tensioned until the desired tune has been achieved.

The set includes three different sized drums;

  • The Dundunba is the largest dunun and has the lowest pitch. "Ba" means "big" in the Malinké language, so "Dundunba" literally means "big dunun".
  • The Sangban is of medium size, with medium pitch.
  • The Kenkeni is the smallest dunun and has the highest pitch.


PS: The stands can be made to your preferred height. Dunduns can be played with a short stand for sitting or a tall stand for standing.

Please specify the height of your stand at checkout.

Dundun Set

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