AU $16.00 – AU $140.00
Direct from Niger – Everyone’s favourite latest percussive boom box!
Thick walls for extra sound resonance, bass frequency and durability.
Perfect for Kora making too.
What size should i go for? – Check our guide below
Our Calabash come from Niger in West Africa.
Known as calabash, these dried and hollowed Ghanaian gourds have a huge range of uses, from instruments to a common household utensil across West Africa.
Instrumentally, they’re used in the construction of Bolon, Donso Ngoni, Kora, Soku, and Djidunun (water drums).
Large: 38cm – 42cm
XLarge: 42cm – 45cm
XXLarge: 46 – 48cm
As these are natural products, variations in size and shape are expected.
What size should I go for?
If it’s bass resonance you want then generally speaking “bigger is better”.
Most percussionists go for the XL – XXXL for professional playing and recording uses.
The larger calabash also have extra surface area making find the “sweet spot” a little easier.
As a rule, big hands are suited to bigger calabash.