Dunun (also known as dundun and doundoun) is the generic name for a family of West African bass drums that developed alongside the djembe in the Mande drum ensemble. Dunun patterns are the heart of a rhythm – while the djembe and hand drum parts are often interchangeable, the dunun pattern is unique. The Kinkenny has the highest pitch and usually holds the rhythm together with a simple pattern. The Sangban typically plays a more complex part that defines the rhythm. The Dununba often serves to add depth with widely spaced notes and long cycle patterns.
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Simply drop by our headquarters within 6 months of purchase for your complimentary djembe or dunun service. While we may be Waikato based, we take pride in extending our services everywhere! Our service includes drum tuning and maintenance advice, reskin or replacement options and more. Contact us to see how we can offer our premium After Sales service to you.