Other Hand Drums
Drum Smoke Trancendance
I photographed Prospier Sompa using fire heat to tune Ngoma Drum; Brazzaville, Congo 1985
This section is to show non-Bongo Hand (and stick) Drums from Crossroads Musical Instruments
Carved Hardwood Drum Shell from Central Africa
Skinned with Ivory Coast Goat Skin by Greg Trimble. drums musical percussion
I came across two antique tall Conga Drums (guessing circa. 1940s/1950s) at a local antique store, thrilled at the found unexpected treasure as the shells were in excellent condition! So I stripped them of the corroded hardware and skins, refinished them and here are the results.
Conga Ngoma: The tall size is reminiscent of Ngoma I saw in Congo.
This is the second of the antique tall congas and the one I put the thicker cow skin on. Both drums have wonderful, strong voices!