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The Udu drums are played by rhythmically opening and closing the side hole with the palm of the hand. This produces a deep bass tone, reminiscent of the Indian tabla. The bass tone is combined with the bright, stony percussive body sound, created by hitting any part of the pot with the fingers.
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No. Every musician has his own ideas how to protect and transport his Udu drum. This ranges from foam padded drum cases to hard cases.