• African Percussion Wood Blocks – “Okpokoro”  (Wholesale lot of 6)
  • African Percussion Wood Blocks – “Okpokoro”  (Wholesale lot of 6)
  • African Percussion Wood Blocks – “Okpokoro”  (Wholesale lot of 6)

African Percussion Wood Blocks – “Okpokoro” (Wholesale lot of 6)

$72.00

Hardwood percussive instrument from Nigeria.

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Shipping: $50
Ships From: Jos, Nigeria
Shipping Method: NiPost or EMS Courier

Product Description

These African Wood Block percussion instruments are deceptively simple. Artisans create each piece by hollowing out a deep slot on one side of a rectangular chunk of hardwood. As a result, you can create different tones depending on if you hit the thicker or thinner edge. Woods used are typically Africa Padauk (with a reddish color)  or Oma wood (with a more brownish hue). The timbre varies by wood-type, typically more sharp with the Padauk and softer and lower with the Oma.

Background Information:

Traditional Igbo percussion instrument from Nigeria.

How to Play:

The okpokoro is played percussively. The sound varies from sharp to a fuller sound depending on where you hit the instrument.

Approximate Dimensions:

4 x 8 inches

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Sautin Afrika loosely translates to 'Sounds of Africa' (from the Hausa language of West Africa). I'm a musician who plays a traditional African instrument called kaisz among many oth...

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