Talking Drum

Talking drum - Talking Drums, also known as dun dun, gan gan, tama, dondos, adondo, or atumpan drums, are used mostly in west Africa and are intended to simulate the inflections of the human voice. The player squeezes leather cords on the sides of the drums to change the pitch of the drum. Knowledgeable audiences can understand the proverbs, lyrics, even jokes played by a skilled drummer.

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