Udu Drums


The name Udu is derived from the African Ibo tribal language, meaning pottery. Below are two examples hand-crafted by Lorna Trigg. Visit online shop for more Udu drums and Contact us for available sizes and styles.

Great sound played with didges, frame drums, flutes or other folk instruments. Click to hear Lorna play the clay Udu drum with goat-skin head:

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Double spout clay vessel drum. Played by alternating palm strikes over the opening of spouts, resulting in a low, water popping sound. Also drummed on the body.

Udu left: Carved mythical design. 9″ H x 11″ W

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Udu right: A Tree of Life design udu with goat skin head is two drums in one – Double spout clay vessel drum, played by alternating palm strikes over the opening of spouts, resulting in a low, water popping sound. Also drummed on the head or body of vessel.

This head style and size will give you a doumbek sound. Size: 9″ H x 11″ W.