Musical instruments

6 Products

  • $50

    The term “flute” originally encompassed pipe instruments held both horizontally and vertically. A flute player can go by different names, such as flutist, flautist, fluter, or flutenist.

    Among the instruments with the highest pitch is the flute, leading to compositions written in treble clef.

    Throughout history, flutes have been crafted from diverse materials, including wood, bone, ivory, glass, silver, gold, and platinum.

  • $60

    Djembe drum is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands.Musicians use the djembe as the instrument of dance at marriages, baptisms, funerals, circumcisions and excisions. They also play songs during the ploughing, sowing and harvest, during courtship rituals and even to settle disputes among the men of the village.

  • The Engalabi, a Ugandan percussion instrument, is a membranophone with different names based on its size and shape. It traditionally comprises a reptile skin head on a sizable wooden body. Integral in traditional ceremonies and theatre, particularly “Okwabya Olumbe,” the Engalabi demands musicians to play with bare hands, excluding beaters or sticks.

  • $100

    In the African tradition, drums hold the vital force propelling performances. Music transcends mere entertainment, intricately interwoven with visual arts, dramatic expressions, and life’s essence. Drums serve a communicative purpose, mimicking speech to transmit information and signals. African languages often intertwine tone and rhythm, rendering speech musical; a quality echoed by drums and instruments. Drumming and dance invariably complement ceremonies like births, weddings, labor, and funerals. They fuse together, underscoring the profound significance of rituals

  • $30

    Ensaasi, a subset of Ugandan percussion instruments, are alternately referred to as Enseege shakers. Crafted from gourds or shells, these shakers embellish traditional Ugandan musical ensembles. By incorporating beads or small objects like pebbles, the distinctive sound arises when these elements interact within Ensaasi’s rounded shells. During dances or performances, shaking the Ensaasi produces this captivating auditory effect.



  • Adungu

    The adungu, a traditional Ugandan harp, features a hollowed-out wooden body covered with cow leather as a soundboard. Nylon strings pass through the soundboard to pegs housed in a curved branch. Adungus come in various sizes and are typically diatonically tuned. The Adungu are traditionally played by  tribes in the northwest of Uganda in a district called Arua.