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35 Traditional African Songs for Tongue Drum and Handpan: Play by Number

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The steel tongue drum (aka tong drum, tank drum, gluck-o-phone, hapi, or steeldrum) and the handpan (aka hank drum, UFO drum, zen drum, meditation, healing, or chakra drum) are percussion musical instruments designed to help you focus on your feelings, sensations, and body. You don't need classical music training or knowledge of music theory to play them. The main purpose is relaxation, meditation, and traveling through your inner world. This book is aimed at those who want to add popular melodies to their experimentation.

The Famous African Songs were adapted here for Tongue Drum and Handpan. We believe that African songs, due to their clear rhythmic patterns, are ideal for tongue and hang drums.
These songs are possible to play on most drum models.

We write the note numbers above the notes because our sheet music is aimed at absolute beginners.Just follow numbers and enjoy.
Also, we add a QR code to most songs. Follow the link and find this song on YouTube, so that you can listen to the rhythm before beginning to play.

Which tongue drum are these songs suitable for?

Each tongue drum is very different and it is impossible to accommodate songs for all kinds of tongue drums in one book.
The songs which have been collected in this book can be played on most drum models. If you have less than 1 octave of keys on your drum, you may need to skip some songs. However, if your drum has many sharp notes, you will need a book that contains chromatic songs.
Here, we have collected only simplified diatonic melodies.


  1. Achta ta ta ta ta. Song from Morocco
  2. A Ram Sam Sam. Song from Morocco
  3. Askari Eee. Song from Tanzania
  4. Atadwe. Song from Ghana
  5. Banaha. Song from Congo
  6. Banuwa. Song from Liberia
  7. Bebe Moke. Song from Congo
  8. Before Dinner. Song from Congo
  9. Che Che Koolay. Song from Ghana
  10. Coco Laye-Laye. Song from Congo
  11. Do Do Ki Do. Song from Cameroon
  12. Eh Soom Boo Kawaya. Song from Nigeria
  13. Famba Naye. Song from Zimbabwe
  14. Funga Alafia. Song from Ghana
  15. Iro Ye. Song from Benin
  16. Kanzenzenze. Song from Congo
  17. Kotiko. Song from Congo
  18. L'abe igi orombo. Song from Nigeria
  19. Manamolela. Song from South Africa
  20. Mayo Nafwa. Song from Zambia
  21. Obwisana. Song from Ghana
  22. Plouf Tizen Tizen. Song from Algeria
  23. Sansa Kroma. Song from Ghana
  24. Sélinguenia. Song from Kenya
  25. Shosholoza. Song from South Africa
  26. Si Ma Ma Ka. Song from Ghana
  27. Sindi. Song from Burkina Faso
  28. Siyahamba. Song from South Africa
  29. Siyanibingelela. Song from South Africa
  30. Stick Passing Song. Song from Uganda
  31. Umele. Song from South Africa
  32. Wa Wa Wa. Song from Congo
  33. Welcome Song. Song from Uganda
  34. Zimbole. Song from South Africa
  35. Zomina. Song from Togo

Paperback : 45 pages
Dimensions : 7 x 0.11 x 10 inches

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