Udu - Latin Percussion - Claytone LP Udu® Drums possess distinct tonal qualities which range from subtle bass tones to soothing tabla-like tones. Their clay construction is based upon centuries-old African traditions. The name "Udu" has been derived from the Nigerian Ibo language, meaning "pottery".
Each LP Udu® Drum offers individual tonal values. They can be played by hitting any part of the drum with the palm of the hand or the finger tips. The textured surfaces provide additional tonal variations by creating rubbing sounds.
The sound possibilities can be further expanded using the unique microphone ports found in each chamber. Small mics can be mounted for amplification and to capture the wondrous internal sounds.
LP Udu® Drums are generally played in a seated position with the drum on the player's lap. They can also be played on a table top or floor using the included straw ring stands.
Tear drop shaped drums provide wet, liquidy sounds and easy playability. Each of the four drum’s tones is evenly spaced.
Udu - Latin Percussion - Museum Hand crafted by trained artisans, each LP Music Collection Museum Series Udu Drum has a distinctive exterior finish. Textured surfaces for creating rubbing sounds. 12" size is smaller than the traditional LP Udu Claytone Drums. Ideally priced for gift giving. Perfect for community drumming or playing while meditating. Straw ring stand included. Large Picture.
Udu - Latin Percussion - Tambuta Very dry tones with short to medium sustain. Main body produces tight, quick “pops” while the extended bell offers tonal complements and a way to control sound. Straw ring stand included. Large Picture.
Udu - Latin Percussion - Mbwata Rich and extreme textures between chambers. Lower rounded chamber produces mellow, round, dry bass tones, while the smaller, flat chamber creates bright, sharp, wet tones. Sounds created from the upper chamber are similar to those sounds of the Indian tabla or Middle Eastern dumbek. Straw ring stand included. Large Picture.
Udu - Latin Percussion - Utar Lowest pitch of all the Udus. Bell chamber creates very bright, wet sounds, while the shell can create “cowbell” type sounds. Main body’s flat surface makes this an ideal drum for conga and bongo players. Straw ring stand included. Large Picture.
Udu - Latin Percussion - Hadgini Developed by Frank Giorgini and percussionist Jamey Haddad. Dual chambered drum with an extended V-shaped air channel between two chambers. Rounded low chamber has a mellow, alto range while the triangular chamber has more bright and transparent sounds – similar to a clay tabla. Each chamber has different textures to add to the rubbing sounds that are possible. Straw ring stand included. Large Picture.
Udu - Latin Percussion - Udongo II Rich, very extreme textures between chambers, ranging from mellow, round dry sounds to bright, sharp angular, wet sounds. Unique “whining” sound can be created. Two headed design is ideal for the bongo player. Straw ring stand included. Large Picture.
Udu - Nigeria Clay pot drum with attached woven grass ring base. These drums come from the eastern region of Nigeria and are played along side other eastern Nigerian drums such as the Ekwe, Igba, Oyo and others. Large Picture.