£50

Omele:

Traditional, Professional quality Yoruba talking drums from Nigeria,

also known as GANGAN ("gong-gong") played with a curved stick and worn over one shoulder with a leather or towel strap.

There are many sizes available, so please check below.

 

These drums produce amazingly rich tones; their pitch shifts dramatically when squeezed, in order to replicate the human voice. They are arguably the most prominent drum in Yoruba culture. Acomplished Yoruba drummers use these instruments to recite proverbs, praise audience members etc.

 

They can also be used as a wonderful sound effect in any type of percussion set up.

 

"Dundun"  means "sweet sound" in Yoruba language and these drums make exactly that! 

The larger Iyalu talking drum (Mother drum) is often played with two sets of saworo (bells) attached to igbaju (decorated wide leather straps) that are attached to the front and back of drum when playing for dignitaries/special ocassions.They create a wonderful sound!

 

 

 

(doon-doon)

DÙNDÚN

£110

£130

£200

 Apala:

  * Adamo:

Isaaju / Ikehin:

£300

 

  • OMELE  smallest size (usually tied up/played at one fixed high pitch)  

       http://youtu.be/T6zwOr2qAi0

 

  • ÀPÀLÀ  medium/small drum used to talk/lead/support​

  • *ADÀMỌ̀ most popular size used to lead/talk/support, with the widest tonal range 

       http://youtu.be/B4oQJZ2TEVI?list=RDB4oQJZ2TEVI  

       http://youtu.be/Vi6dFKzdoy8

 

  • IṢÁÀJU / ÌKẸHÌN  usually tied up/played at one fixed pitch (but can also be a small IYALU)

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0L2fhqFzKU&list=PL597C09D748219FB9

 

  •  IYÁÀLÙ traditionally the leader, but can also play support  

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a8M0gwBInY

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_vs45PJF5c

  • KẸRÍKẸRÍ  like an XX Large Iyalu, for an even fuller sound

Extra Large Iyalu:

£250

Iyalu:

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Kerikeri  (XXL):

£350

Igbaju / Saworo Pair:

£140

Saworo àjà  - Small

Saworo aláṣé (traditional)

KERIKERI

IYALU

OMELE

IGBAJU with SAWORO

ADAMO

MANY COLOURS     AVAILABLE

 

Saworo òbòró  (traditional)

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Saworo àjà - Large