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Kpalogo drum, 'Invitation to Dance' - Kpalogo drum Curate

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Kpalogo drum, "Invitation to Dance"

This elegant drum by Abubakari Alhassan exudes the power of its strong beat. It... more

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This elegant drum by Abubakari Alhassan exudes the power of its strong beat. It is known as Kpalogo, and it is used to set the rhythm of the dance of the same name, usually performed by the Ga and Ewe people of Ghana. The black drum is carved from wawa wood featuring a leather drumhead that is hold taught with strings extending to five small extensions.

  • 0.83 kgs
  • 1.8 lbs
  • 31 cm H x 22 cm W x 22 cm D
  • 12.25" H x 8.75" W x 8.75" D

  • Leather, wawa wood and nylon strings
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Abubakari Alhassan has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $500.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

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"I love this compact drum!"

I only wish it was twice the size; it would have been awesome for my students to learn to play on. But it is beautiful just the way it is.

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9 Testimonials for Abubakari Alhassan


san diego, ca, usa

Beautiful, well crafted brekete drum, will buy from this artist again.



As a gift to a musician friend, I recently purchased a Goji calabash piano. The both of us were extremely impressed with the craftmanship, detail, color and sound of the instrument. Mr. Alhassan is a wonderful artist, and it is a pleasure to eye, the mind and the soul to look at and hear this wonderful instrument. I wish him much success.