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The doundoun / Dundun set, is composed of  3 tunable drums: the doundoumba, the  sangban (Sangbeni), and the kenkeni (Kensedeni).  These double-sided drums are of  three  different  sizes, each of them  being carved  out  of  a  single  piece  of Melina wood.
The  skins of  the  drums  have  different   thicknesses,  which  contribute  to  the  different sounds  they  provide.  They are usually calf or cowskins.
Shell size  is  the  other  contributing  factor  in  the  different pitch sound  of  each  drum. The size  of  the  drums range from the biggest, the bass toned doundoumba; the  medium,  regular toned  sangbeni  and  the  smallest, high  pitched  kenkeni. 
Each drum is played by a single player using  one wooden  sticks  and set  the  beat of the orchestra.
metal  bell  is  attached to each of them, to complement  rhythm when played horizontally.  All 3 of them are also sometimes played in a vertical position by a single player using two wooden sticks (Modern Balai version).
The doundoun set  originated from the region of actual Guinea, and Mali (West Africa), and is most likely a natural evolution of the Tamani instrument through time.
We recommend protecting your Doundoun set with a set of transport bags.
These drums are accompanied by djembe in dance rhythms.
The proposed sets are built in Guinea - West Africa, with the 4 metal rings system.
Each drum can be sold separately - Customized original stick provided with each Drum
Item code: DO3
Doundoun set
of 3 drums
WAS $1597
Item code: DO
Size:30" * 18"
Item code: SA
Size:24" * 15"
Item code: KE
Size:21" * 11.5"
All  musical instruments  are  authentic professional instruments from West Africa.
The  craftsmen  who  built  them  are descended   from   families  who   have produced the same artifacts for generations. They  have  mastered  the techniques of selecting  materials  and  building   quality instruments  through  the  years. Hear   for   yourself  the   unique sound that first  echoed through Africa and now the world
Map of Guinea - West Africa
Limited time offer:
A free set of Doundoun Bells with the purchase of a Doundoun set
Choice of:   Natural wood finish or  Fabric finish
Custom orders and special requirements - Please contact us
We can pretty much get anything you want!
For supplemental information, visit our blog article main page and
read our blog articles: "Purchasing the right Doundoun set for you"
or "The many ways to play the Doundoun set"
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Natural finishNatural finish with edge carvingFabric type1Fabric type2Fabric type3
If you pay more elsewhere, It still won't sound better than here !
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