Bougarabou, traditional drum, hand carved in West Africa
Bougarabou, traditional drum, hand carved in West Africa
Bougarabou, traditional drum, hand carved in West Africa

Bougarabou – 11″ Ghana – Marigold

AU $420.00

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Portable medium sized Bouga with African cow, giving it a bit more pop in the slaps.
Super phat tones and earthy bass notes too

Country: Ghana  //  Wood: Twenaboa
Diameter: 11″  //  Height: 58cm
Weight: 5.1kg  //  Skin: Medium African (Guinea) Cow

Only 1 left in stock

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About the shell:
This Bougarabou was hand carved from Twenaboa timber in Ghana. Twenaboa is a medium density timber, lighter than hardwoods. These shells tend to have great bass ranges and offer great portability. Ghanaian carving styles usually result in twenaboa drums with low bass and strong slaps.

About the hide:
Thick skins are rich and warm and once settled they have a very melodic quality. Cow skins are typically a lot thicker than goat, offering rich melodics. Suited to experienced players with tougher hands and well developed technique. We take care to find the best hide for the shell to maximise its dynamic range.

Looking for a bag, hat or strap for your new drum? Check out our accessories here.

We offer FREE LIFE LONG TUNING on this Bougarabou. Just drop your drum in our St Kilda shop and we’ll do our best to crank it on the spot for you, or you can pick it up the next day. We’ll also give you advice on how to best look after your drum.

Comes with free Drum Care and Tuning Guides to help you get the most out of your drum!


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


You’re welcome to call us on (03) 9525 3073 or email us [email protected]