The Talking Drums Of Today !

By Cruzbelen Salcedo

The unique history of the Talking Drums (Become one with it)

These most common known instruments as hourglass shaped "talking drums" are some of the oldest instruments used by West Africans. Their history can be traced back to the Yoruba people, the Ghana Empire and the Hausa people. The African languages were known to be tonal; the pitch is important in determining the meaning of a certain word. These drummers then found a way to communicate complex messages over vast distances. Using low tones when referring to a male and higher sets of tones for a female. In addition, as these drummers knew how to communicate through the phrases and pauses, where the drums were able to travel as far as 4–5 miles.

Drums that talk for you! They are able to imitate speech!

Reasons Why to purchase them right away!

  1. It structure allows its pitch to be regulated, and mimic the tone and prosody of human speech.
  2. Your the one in control! By the you want it to sound depends solely on you!
  3. Even famous drummers as Bill Kreutzman has one! So why wouldn't you?
  4. Can send messages from person to another (Even in long distances)

The Construction of the “Talking drum”

  • Hourglass-shaped drum
  • It has two drum heads connected by leather tension cords, which allow the player to modulate the pitch of the drum by squeezing the cords between his or her arm and body
  • Mansonia a legally harvested tropical drum wood is used.
  • Cow skin, closely shaved to eliminate uncomfortable stubble and imperfect sounds
  • As Angled sticks are included with drum

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The significance

These drums were an ideal art of the West African culture due to its beneficial "talking". As they were beneficial and effective when trying communicate with neighboring villages of possible attacks or ceremonies.