African Percussion instrument, Heads are goatskin, body of hardwood. Modern versions (as picture) made with plastic heads.
range= Rope tuned, low for ensemble, high for lead.
musicians=An ashiko is a kind of
The ashiko drum is played throughout
Unlike the sounds of a Djembe whose body offers two main tones, the straight edges offer a continuum of tones depending on how close to the center of the head the drum is struck.
Some consider the ashiko to be male and the
* [http://www.nfdc.net/home/cbdb/ashiko.htm How to make and Ashiko Hand drum]
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