The ashiko is a West African drum that originated in Nigeria’s “Yorubaland.” It is a powerful percussion instrument, with an animal skin head and a cylindrical body. Despite the fact that drummers all over the world play ashikos and drums influenced by them, like the Afro-Cuban congas, these drums never seem to get the respect they deserve. Ashikos are not djembes! They’re NOT just “counterparts to a djembe!” They’re NOT just drum “between a conga and a djembe!” As DRUMatic Innovation emphatically reminds us, “an ashiko is an ashiko.”If you’re curious about the difference between an the two drums, these drummers on harmonycentral.com want to tell you.
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