Tamelin Frame Drum
AU $200.00 – AU $250.00
Tunable frame drum from Ghana typically used in roving Kolomashie performances.
Versatile sound scape with central bass note and a range of other higher pitches found across the frame of the goat skin head
Hand made with a Twenaboa wood frame and goat skin.
Available in three sizes
Small…… (L x W x H): 36cm x 10cm x 26cm
Medium…… (L x W x H): 41cm x 10cm x 33cm
Large………. (L x W x H): 48cm x 10cm x 36cm
Tamelin (also called tamale, asiko, and as sikko in Guinea & Sierra Leone) are traditional rectangular frame drums of the Ashanti and Ga peoples of Ghana.
Held by the cross piece in the back, it is played with the dominant hand achieving open and closed sounds. Tension can be adjusted using the tuning blocks inside the frame.