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Note: Each item is one-of-a-kind and made-to-order and will not match the photo exactly.


Shell: Approx. 24-inches tall, choice of Iroko or Tweneboa wood
Head Size: 10.5 to 12.5-inch diameter, choice of hide/skin type and thickness
Weight: Approx. 14 lbs

The bourgarabou has an elongated goblet shape with a cow hide head. African bougarabou drums are hand crafted from a solid piece of hardwood. The shape and cow hide covering creates a warm and resonant sound reminiscent of the Conga. Often used to back up djembes in the percussion group. Percussionists seeking a rich bass melody will choose this drum over a djembe. The scale of tones ranges from deep, resonant bass to the high tones depending on how the player tunes it.

Our classic bougarabous are built from refined Iroko shells carved in and imported from Ivory Coast or Tweneboa shells carved in and imported from Ghana. We typically use a fairly thick piece of cowhide mounted with two rings up top. The hide is trimmed close and the hair left on. Rope color is black. Don't forget to check out our Bougarabou (Universal) Sac and our Drum, Bag & Strap Special!

Photo: An Iroko wood shell from the Ivory Coast with cow hide edge trimmed close.

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