Product Code: AD-ddre1440

Kenkeni – 14in diameter, 40cm high, recycled wood

£137.00 exc VAT

Age 6+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 1
  • L 42cm x W 42cm x H 40cm
  • Stock: 2

The ‘Kenkeni – 14in diameter, 40cm high, recycled wood’ is the smallest of the classic set of three drums that make up a Dundun set, and it is suitable for Secondary, club and professional use. It is 35cm in diameter and 40cm high, and is made from recycled hardwoods to produce a shell which is even stronger than traditional single piece Kenkenis.

With a minimal environmental impact it is relatively light in weight and makes a magnificent sound. The head is traditional cow skin and each drum comes complete with a double-ended beater (wood and padded) to give an even wider range of sounds.

N.B. For SEN settings: Please put a note with your order to indicate that it is needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

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There are two primary playing styles for Dunduns. The traditional ‘rural’ style has each player using a single drum resting on its side, either on the floor, on a stand, or on a strap carried by the player. In each instance the drum is horizontal with both drum skins available for use for left or right handed players. The drum is struck with the beater in one hand, and usually the opposite hand is used to play a Bell which is secured to the top of the Dundun. Performances of this nature are normally communal and in a large circle.

The other technique is known as ‘ballet’ style and comes from the touring National Ballet groups. One drummer may be responsible for all three Dundun parts, so the three drums are often placed upright, usually lifted from the ground with stands of some variety. This enables one player to move between all three drums easily with a beater in beach hand. More complex rhythms and improvisation is possible with this arrangement. A Bell is not usually played by the same person in this set up. Performances of this nature are more in line with Western tradition and are on stage, or at the end of one room.

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