Deze' Gourd Resonators

Deze' is the Zimbabwe Shona term for the Resonator for Mbira and other Lamellophone. Very often Deze' is a Gourd because of the Gourds' excellent resonation of sound vibration.

A black and white photo of a man holding a bowling ball with a Ngoma drum next to him.
A person is playing a Ngoma drum.

Crossroads Gourd Deze'

See samples below...

Deze' Photo Gallery

A man wearing a colorful hat playing Ngoma.

Burned and Painted Custom Design Deze'

I reinforced the opening edge of this Deze' by tightly sewing with wire, reed grass stock.

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Custom Deze'