Udu Clay Drum


Authentic Terracotta Udu, featuring two holes and a special goat skin floor, which adds extra sounds to your musical journey!
Cool pitch bend modulation, allowing you to create melodies and delve into a diverse array of sounds, all accessible through the intuitive use of your fingers, hands, and fist.
This unique instrument opens up a world of exploration and sonic possibilities, enabling you to craft soulful and enchanting rhythms.
Height – 35cm x Diameter- 28cm

Comes with soft cushion

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The Udu is made entirely of clay (terracota), in the form of a narrow necked, vase-like vessel, with a circular hole in the side in addition to the opening at the top. Playing technique for the traditional drum varies considerably from one region to another and one player to another, but basic technique incorporates drumming on the side hole while selectively opening and closing the top hole to modulate the air chamber resonance with the other hand. Thus, the drum is part idiophone and part aerophone.

The sound is one of deep air resonance articulated by quick, bright percussion, at times light and bubbly and at times profound. Bent tones resulting from the players modulation of the apertures can be reminiscent of tablas or talking drums.


We recommend using good quality headphones for all our sound grabs – they’re recorded at high quality for your listening pleasure!


You’re welcome to call us on 021 1567712 or email us info@africandrumming.co.nz