About AMI Drums


Our drums are modelled closely on two styles of traditional African drums, the smaller Moropa drums found commonly amongst the Pedi in South Africa and their neighbours in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and the tall Ngoma drums from Zambia. Sustainable commercial pinewood is used in place of the large trunks of old growth hardwood trees from which traditional drums are hand carved. Our primary concern is sound quality and not tourist curio appeal.

The three smaller drums are laminated and turned on our custom built lathe. The larger drums are produced using staves as in coopered barrels. They all have rawhide heads held in the traditional way by hardwood pegs. The smaller drums have a rope carrying-handle and can be supplied with stands.

 

Music in the making

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