An ashiko (aṣíkò) is a drum shaped like a truncated cone and played with bare hands. The drum is played throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. Like the djembe, the ashiko has three primary tones, bass, tone, and slap. The drum was originally played by the Yoruba people of Nigeria and was carved out of a solid log of wood. The modern stave construction of the drum arose in the west and is not traditional.