African Percussion

Togo Seed Rattle

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Seed rattles are found in many parts of Africa. Togo seeds are ubiquitous in Africa and are used for many different things. The shells of selected Togo seeds are used in the construction of these rattles. Togo seed shells are also used for holding keys, for necklace pendants, and these very-loud rattles are used worldwide as noisemakers to cheer on athletes at sporting events. Togo seeds grow on trees in the rainforests of various regions of Africa. In west African More Info »
Price: $34.00
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Expiri Seed Rattle

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Expiri rattles have smooth, shiny palm seed husks strung on a nylon cord with a loop handle. With palm seed husks about the size of Brazil nuts, these rattles produce a loud, piercing sound. They're played hand-held and shaken in rhythm. From the Ibo regions of Nigeria. Sound Sample Related Products - Togo Seed Rattle
Price: $30.00
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Large Rosewood Thumb Piano

Large Rosewood Kalimba
Large Rosewood Kalimba
This thumb piano by Mid-East features 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. The 5" x 7" resonator box is made of rosewood. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a “mbira”, “likembe”, and “kalimba” among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover More Info »
Price: $49.90$39.00
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Remo Mondo Djembe - Earth Finish

Remo Mondo Djembe – Earth
Remo Mondo Djembe – Earth
Remo Mondo Djembes feature the sleek look of the Contour Tuning Brackets adding comfort, style and tunablity with the Skyndeep drumhead. These are key tuned drums with synthetic heads for long lasting durabililty. Perfect in all weather conditions as the tuning is not affected by climate change. Remo has designed the drum based on the original West African djembe model utilizing their patented Acousticon shell. These have been extremely popular for drum circles, touring groups and recording. A rope carrying handle More Info »
Price: from $353.40$210.00
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Goshen Fifteen-Key Mbira

Goshen 15-key Mbira
The Goshen Fifteen-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features 15 keys for two octaves tuned to a major scale. The keys are of smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique in shape and size More Info »
Price: $70.00
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Oghene Bell

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7" Double oval-shaped iron gong/bell are like the Gankoqui agogos but sit side by side. Originating in Nigeria, the Oghene double bells can be used for many styles of music. Hand forged by some of Nigeria's most skillful craftsmen, Oghene offers a unique, resonant and sustaining metallic bell sound. Play it with your fingers, hand, or with sticks. An exceptional percussion instrument, authentic in design, craftsmanship, and sound. Oghene is vital to any performance as it serves as a common More Info »
Price: $25.00
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Goshen Double-Bridge Mbira

Goshen 2-bridge Mbira
The Goshen Double-Bridge Mbira —also known as a “thumb piano” or “kalimba”— is made with select hard-shelled gourd. The double bridge has eight keys on the top row and eight keys on the bottom row. The keys are smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique More Info »
Price: $70.00
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Goshen Eleven-Key Mbira

Goshen Mbira – 11 Keys
Goshen Mbira - 11 Keys
The Goshen Eleven-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features one complete 11 key octave tuned to a major scale. The keys are of smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique in shape and size More Info »
Price: $60.00
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African Y Rattle

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Made with wood or a round cane or rattan material. Flattened bottle caps are used for the jingles. Makes a light metallic tambourine sound. They are easy to hold and play. Based on the ancient sistrum rattle found in Egypt and still played today in East Africa. Sound Sample
Price: $15.00
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Gankoqui Bell

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7" Double iron gong with high and low tone (in Brazil this double bell is called an Agogo) traditionally from Ghana. Wood playing stick is included. Gankogui is the name of this double bell or gong. It is constructed from iron. In Ewe music in general, and during Atsiã in particular, gankogui keeps the time. Gankogui is vital to any performance as it serves as a common reference point for everyone in the group - drummers as well as dancers More Info »
Price: $33.00
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Idi Seed Rattle

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More than 100 seed shells attached to a woven palm leaf fiber band. Used as an arm or leg rattle, these seeds produce a wonderfully soft rainstick sound. Each Idi seed is roughly peanut-sized. These musical rattles are commonly used in eastern Nigeria. Sound Sample
Price: $14.00
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Pearl Shekere-Fiberglass

Pearl Fiberglass Shekere
Traditionally, the shekere was made out of a natural gourd. Over the years because of loud amplification the player began fighting a losing battle. Pearl has designed the Fiberglass Shekere to compete at all sound levels. It has great projection and volume. The tension of the skirt (beads) is adjustable and easy to control. Because of the construction material the instrument tends to be brighter than the natural gourd model. It is very durable and breakage is not an issue. The weight is similar to More Info »
Price: $199.00$119.00
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Goshen Eleven-Key Paduk Kalimba

Goshen 11-key Paduk Kalimba
This Goshen Eleven-Key Paduk Kalimba has a paduk top for an extremely warm sound and comes with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. Also known as a "box piano", or "thumb piano", it features keys of smoothly finished spring steel and two side finger holes for vibrato effects. Sound Sample
Price: $72.00
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Spruce and Rosewood Thumb Piano

Rosewood and Spruce Thumb Piano
Rosewood and Spruce Thumb Piano
This thumb piano by Mid-East is made of rosewood and features a solid spruce soundboard, 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. It measures 5" x 7" in dimension, and is made in Pakistan. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a "mbira", "likembe", and "kalimba" among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the More Info »
Price: $49.90$39.00
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Goshen Eight-key Plain Kalimba

Goshen 8-key Plain Kalimba
This Goshen Eight-key Plain Kalimba —also know as a box piano, or "thumb piano"— features a box body of plain wood. The eight keys are of smoothly finished spring steel and tuned to a major scale. The pianos are rectangular shaped with a large center hole and 2 side finger holes. Included are basic playing instructions. Sound Sample
Price: $67.00
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Pearl Shekere-Natural Gourd

Pearl Shekere – Natural Gourd Uno (small)
Pearl Shekere – Natural Gourd Uno (small)
Although the Gourd shekere does not project as well as the fiberglass model, many players in acoustic and recording situations prefer it. It has a warmth and feel the fiber models cannot present. Pearl has gone a step further in coating the insides of the gourd with a fiber resisn to create a more durable and projecting instrument. The skirt is adjustable and very easy to control. Available in all 3 sizes:small, medium, and large.
Price: from $174.00$105.00
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Remo Mondo Djembe-Kinte Kloth Finish

Remo Mondo Djembe Kinte Kloth Finish
Remo Mondo Djembes feature the sleek look of the Contour Tuning Brackets adding comfort, style and tunablity with the Skyndeep drumhead. These are key tuned drums with synthetic heads for long lasting durabililty. Perfect in all weather conditions as the tuning is not affected by climate change. Remo has designed the drum based on the original West African djembe model utilizing their patented Acousticon shell. These have been extremely popular for drum circles, touring groups and recording. A rope carrying handle More Info »
Price: from $335.40$210.00
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Remo Mondo Djembe-Multi Mask Finish

Remo Mondo Djembe Leon Mobley Model
Remo Mondo Djembes feature the sleek look of the Contour Tuning Brackets adding comfort, style and tunablity with the Skyndeep drumhead. These are key tuned drums with synthetic heads for long lasting durabililty. Perfect in all weather conditions as the tuning is not affected by climate change. Remo has designed the drum based on the original West African djembe model utilizing their patented Acousticon shell. These have been extremely popular for drum circles, touring groups and recording. A rope carrying handle More Info »
Price: from $353.40$210.00
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Rosewood and Lacewood Thumb Piano

Rosewood and Lacewood Thumb Piano
Rosewood and Lacewood Thumb Piano
This thumb piano by Mid-East features 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. The 5" x 7" resonator box is made of rosewood and lacewood and it has a rounded back. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a “mbira”, “likembe”, and “kalimba” among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both More Info »
Price: $59.90$48.00
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Goshen Eight-Key Mbira

Goshen 8-key Mbira
The Goshen Eight-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features one complete 8 key octave tuned to a major scale. The keys are of smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique in shape and size More Info »
Price: $56.00
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Gon Bops Marimbula

Gon Bops Marimbula
Gon Bops Marimbula
An over-sized Kalimba, the Marimbula is an Afro-Cuban bass instrument used primarily in the Caribbean. The player sits on it and strikes the keys using hands or soft mallets. The metal keys are tunable. The tone is deep and mellow. Gon Bops manufactures this in Peru using Mohena wood. A free gig bag is included. Dimensions: 18" high, 29" wide and 11" deep.
Price: $769.00$459.00
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Remo Advent Djembe Drum

Remo Advent Djembe 10 inch head
Remo Advent Djembe 10 inch head
The Remo Advent Djembe Drum is a very lightweight, portable and extremely durable djembe drum. It measures 10"x 20" and comes with a Remo synthetic suede drum head. The Remo Advent Djembe has great projection, is tunable, and because the body and head are synthetic, it is very weather resistant. Available in black only.
Price: $175.40$94.00
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Red Cedar Thumb Piano

Mid-East Red Cedar Thumb Piano
Mid-East Red Cedar Thumb Piano
This thumb piano by Mid-East is made of Red Cedar and has 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. It measures 5" x 7" in dimension and is made in Pakistan. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a "mbira", "likembe", and "kalimba" among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both More Info »
Price: $53.90$45.50
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