Handcrafted Bogolabo Drum (Ghana)

by African Heritage Collection
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ITEM#: 11167657

Product Features
  • You'll be amazed by the powerful sound of this Bogolabo drum
  • Instrument carved and finished by master professional drummer J. Brama of Ghana
  • The rope is doubly strung to ensure a long-lasting sound
  • Drum face made of dried goat skin
  • Measures 18 inches high x 9-inch face
Story Behind the Product

J. Brama of Ghana has organized and taught many drumming circles over the years. The Bogolabo is a 'sister' drum to the Djembe drum and is just as powerful. The only difference is the distinctive ring around the base. The drum face is made of dried goat skin and the rope is doubly strung to ensure a long-lasting sound. Brama has been a drum carver over 10 years and supports his large extended family with the income from his trade.

What is Worldstock?

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.


Ships Carbon Neutral*


Type Percussion
Color Brown
Country of Origin Ghana
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 18 in. H x 9 in. face
Model Number MI-BG9
Country of Origin Ghana

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  • cyclemom
    Verified Purchase

    received package on time and love the sound. using it in church.

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    Anonymous May 19, 2008
  • Most Recent

  • Drumming is fun!
    Verified Purchase

    This drum is large enough to be comfortable and also to have a pleasantly deep tone. Drumming is a great way to relieve stress!

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    joyelainemm Feb 2, 2017
  • Excellent and beautiful
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this drum for my grandson, who loves it and plays it well. I liked it so much that I bought one for me. It is a work of art and has a wonderful sound

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    Carolyn M. Apr 24, 2016
  • LJT
    Verified Purchase

    Great looking drum, great sound.

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    Laura T. Apr 23, 2015
  • Well-made, authentic
    Verified Purchase

    Very pleased with the quality and sound of this drum - also looks good as a decor piece.

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    jackstraw Feb 27, 2015
  • Was supprisingly pleased with the quality sound
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased for grandchild who has been taking lessons at he Afrocentric school for the past three years. She absolutely loves it and is having a hard time putting it down even when she's home.

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    chicago13 Nov 6, 2013

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      musician interest

    • A:

      I have a similar drum that I bought in Ghana. My grandson has always admired it and wants a goat skin drum of his own. I have looked on many sites and I think this is the best drum for the money. I have always been pleased with purchases from Overstock. I have a beautiful Ghanian stool that I bought on Overstock.

    • A:

      Daughter wanted it.

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  • Q:

    "What is the weight of this drum?"

    • A:

      Hello Donna, the weight is approximately 15 pounds. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  • Q:

    "how tall is the Bogolaba drum (GHANA) FROM THE FLOOR UP"

    • A:

      Hi mr ward sr, this drum is approximately 18 inches tall. Thanks for shopping with us! S.R.

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