Talking Drum

What is its history?

History

  • West African drums
  • The pitch can be regulated depending on how the musician plays the drum.
  • They are hourglass shaped.
  • They originated on West Africa.

Cultural significance

  • The jellies used the drums to remember important events and people.
  • They were used for communication with other villages.
  • Used during religious rituals.
  • Also used when telling sacred stories or rites.

Construction

  • Has two drum heads that are connected to leather tension cords.
  • The body of the drum is made of wood.
  • The body is carved into a hourglass shape.
Big image

why should you purchase one?

  • It is fun to play.
  • you can make all different kind of beats with it.
  • It is a cultural instrument.