Straw Baby Rattles used as a musical instrument in western culture as well as Africa. These rattles make a great gift for anyone with a small child. Totally hand made, multi-colored, and great for decoration as well as gifts. Each is hand made and varies slightly: approx. 5” tall. Made in Mali.
Everyone's favorite! Children and adults alike love these hand-made tic toc drums. A fun and easy way to play African music. Each one is 13" High and 3-4" Diameter and sold separately. Many available designs.These toys may need additional cleaning before giving to infants who may put them in their mouths. Made in Kenya. M-M120
An unforgettable accent Add that perfect touch to your music with this kalimba gourd thumb piano. This instrument is an essential part of life in Burkina Faso. During festivals, weddings, and other major events the kalimba will accompany the singer for a unforgettable sound. The kalimba is made from a hollowed out gourd, and there are seven metal keyes attached on the top. The metal keys are often times made of old spoon handles, bicycle spokes, or spring wire that was cut and hammered to the desired shape. Enjoy this easy musical instrument today! 3" High & 7" Wide. *An order of 24 or more will incur oversized shipping.* M-M142
Money Saver for Music Lovers Bring the rhythm of Africa to life with these miniature d'jembe drums from Burkina Faso and Senegal. These are exceptional home decorations and great for kids as well. Many other drums and instruments available too. M-M018 shown. 8" tall. 4-5" diameter. Drum heads are made from goat skin. M-M018
M-M128 African Animal Drum Shaker – ASSORTED
These African Animal Drum Shaker- Assorted bring the long tradition of African music into your home. The animal shakers are authentic African instruments that have assorted animal designs, which cannot be specified. The shakers are 12” long by 3” wide. Made in Kenya. M-M128
The #7 top product; Djembe Drum - small size. Djembe Drums are a traditional African musical instrument. The entire instrument is hand made. The drum surface is leather made from goat skin and the base is made of sturdy carved wood, encircled with plain or braided rope. Some have designs etched into the base, as well as fabric trim along the top. These drums are popular in reggae and other cultural musical productions. In West Africa, nearly all ceremonies are accompanied by the timeless and distinctive melody of drums. Approx. 10-12" tall, 7-8" diameter. Made all over west Africa. Mainly Mali. 2 or more can incur oversized shipping. M-M016
Full sized authentic African D'jembe Drum ( Approx. 23" tall with 11"-13" head ). Available from a variety of different west African countries. Drums are made in Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. Deep, rich, and loud bass tones: the sound can be heard for miles in quiet African bush country. The music of the African Djembe drum is an African trademark. Professional quality instruments that serve as astounding home decorations as well. These drums are popular in reggae and other cultural music productions. In West Africa nearly all ceremonies are accompanied by the timeless and distinctive melody of drums.
Slip the rod in between the strings and the head of a Djembe drum to add an extra musical element to drum playing. Also known as Kzink Kzinks for the metallic sound they generate when the D'jembe drum is played. 13.5" long and up to 6" wide. Shapes on these may vary from photo shown. Made in Senegal. M-M003
In African history, the Mandinka kora served as a way for historians, genealogists and storytellers to pass their stories and past onto their descendants. African kings would have a kora player to not only entertain them, but to pass down their history to the next generation. Kora players were not only musicians but oral historians, and their place was highly valued in griot families. With a sound that is similar to a lute and a guitar combined, it provides the sounds of Africa everyone can enjoy.
The kora’s body is made from a calabash gourd cut in half and partially covered with cow or goat skin. The strings are made from fishing line which provides a brilliant tone and is easily obtained at the local market. The player tunes the kora by moving the leather rings to achieve the correct tension on each string. Kora players use a variety of tunings. 8"-9" wide and 20"-22" long. Due to the size and shape of this item, it may incur an extra shipping cost. Made in Mali. M-M101