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The doundoun set originated from the region of actual Guinea, and Mali (West Africa), and is most likely a natural evolution of the smallest Tamani instrument through time. These drums are accompanied by djembes in dance rhythms.
The proposed sets are built in Guinea - West Africa, with the 4 metal rings system. Customized original stick provided with each Drum.
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. They are covered with calf or cowskins.
Shell size is one of the contributing factor in the different pitch sound of each of the drums. The size of the drums range is as follow: The biggest, the bass toned doundoumba; the medium, regular toned sangban, and the smallest, high pitched kenkeni.
Each drum is played by a single player using one wooden sticks. A 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).