The " Talking Drum"
By: Haley Floyd
History of the "Talking Drum"
Cultural Significance of the "Talking Drum"
Construction of the "Talking Drum"
The Tama: Known for its smaller dimensions, total drum length typical of 13 cm (5 inches) with a 7 cm (2.75 inch) drum head diameter. This produces a much higher pitched tone.
Lunna and Dùndún: Known for its large dimensions, length of 23-38 cm (9-15 inches) and a drum head diameter of between 10-18 cm (4-7 inches).