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Handmade Dono Talking Drum (Ghana)

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ITEM#: 913414

Carved from a single piece of sese wood by artisans from Ghana, this Dono talking drum has a goatskin head and lacings.

Talking drums, widely used in Ghana especially by the Ashantis, send messages of happiness, sorrow, and war to other tribes through the beating of the drum. The name 'talking drum' derives from the drum's ability to produce a wide range of pitches.

The Story Behind the Product

Nana was born to a family of 9 children in the town of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. His parents divorced when he was only 8 years old and Nana became so rebellious that his mother sent him to live with his father in Tamale (in the Northern region of Ghana) when Nana was 12 years old. It was there that he developed an interest in art. He dropped out of school when he was 14 and started training with a master carver in Tamale. In 2000 Nana began selling his products through Worldstock. Nana is now married with 3 children and lives in Accra, Ghana. He is now a master carver with his own shop and 10 employees. Nana?s life has been so improved since he began working with Worldstock that he named his son after his contact at

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The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

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Type Percussion
Worldstock Country Ghana
Dimensions 10 in. L x 6 in. W (approx.)
Model Number AC070-A
Country of Origin Ghana

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  • good

    is great and nice put is smaller then was look in the picture

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  • Nice drum

    Purchased as a Christmas present for my 4 yo granddaughter and she loves it. It is a little large for her to "make it talk" but she enjoys banging it with the included tool. It is real goat skin - not for the vegan at heart!

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  • grandson loved it

    I had the drum sent to my grandson for his birthday. I asked my daughter about the quality and she said it was well worth the money I spent for it. She said the sound is beautiful. My grandson is very happy with his drum. He described it to me with much detail and enthusiasm. I am happy that I decided to shop Overstock.

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  • Suprisingly pleased!

    Purchased this because i wanted to "drum" and i like to support the WorldStock Fair Trade that Overstock uses. i was very pleasantly surprised how much i like this hand-made item. My friend is a musician and has done some drumming and he told me that the quality and sound of these hand-made drums are excellent. Right now we use the drums to decorate the living room and we also play the drums whenever we have the desire. Great!

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  • Talking Drum beats Competition

    Dear Overstock, I am just thrilled to do business with you again. As always, your product was competitively priced and ready to go. I really enjoy your method of letting the customer know every step of the order being processed. It arrived within a week and I love the drum. I think I will go shopping again tonight. Thank you.

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  • Most Helpful

  • Dono talking drum

    This is a great drum for the price. I had purchased another somewhere else that had what seemed to be a paper head (broke immediately). I'm a music teacher and little kids go right through paper. This drum really is hide, so my little ones can do what they like with it, within reason of course. It still is a musical instrument and deserves to be treated with care.

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  • Talking drum

    This was a very cool gift for my teenage son. It was visually interesting and true to its description. It has a wide range of tones and is fun to play. My son is really enjoying his drum and I would recommend it to any percussion lover.

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  • Fun Drum

    This drum is an interesting decorative piece and not a bad drum. It comes with a cool little mallet to strike the head as you hold it under your arm and squeeze the strings around the body to make it "talk". The squeezing changes the pitch up and down. It's not a professional instrument, but it's good to have fun with, and my kids love it.

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  • Workmanship is very poor. One head had a hole in it. I can not recommend this product.

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  • Disappointed with the workmanship of the drum. Was very close to returning it to Overstock. However, sound is adequate. As a result of this buying experience, I would be hesitant to buy other instruments from Overstock.

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