Akete (Rastafarian Drum)
This drum is similar to that of the Fundeh with the exception that the Akete drum is a bit shorter. The head of the Akete drum is made from the skin of the ewe. The ewe is used to make the head of the Akete drum because the ewe bleats more and its tone is more strident hence it is ideal for the soprano pitch of the Akete drum.
Fundeh (Rastafarian Drum)
This is a long narrow drum. The head of the Fundeh is made from ram skin and is about 9” across.
Bass (Rastafarian Drum)
The head of the bass drum is made from ram skin. The diameter of the bass drum varies from 22” to 36 inches. According to Count Ossie the skin of the ram is used because rams are less vociferous that ewe and its bleats is of a low tone.
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