Well making an African drum is really easier than it sounds. You need a long tube as long or high as you wish. You can find good ones at carpet stores. Then you need to find some stretchable material. If animal skin is not available, you can use any good stretchable rubber like an old beach ball or innertube.Stretch the material over the top of tube and fasten it to the sides of the tubes so it stays in place. You can use glue or tacks or even rope as long as it holds it in place.