Hare/Bala Wood Itotele Bata Drum from Guinea
This is a one-of-a-kind drum—at least the only one I have seen! The wood appears to be Haré, or Balafon Wood, and the weight supports this. It has a remarkable high pitched chacha (smaller head) and clean enú head. It is built in semi-tradirtional style but upgraded to metal rings and high-quality rope.
Beautiful wood, great sound and definitely a collector's piece as well as a professional high quality instrument, ready for stage or ceremony!
It has the traditional pitch on the larger head for tuning; the previous owner sealed this with plastic as the pitch gets kinda gummy in Florida humidity.
Length: 24.5 inches
Diameter of smaller head: 6 inches
Diameter of larger head: 9.5 inches
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