AFRICA DRUMS 2


The African Continent Drums

Many people tend to underestimate the value of drum, the thing is just a habit.

Whereas it is a very sophisticated rhythm, it is a very sophisticated possession of human being.

We all live in the world of rhythm right from infancy, from birth, in fact from the heartbeat to the pulse…

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SEKERE

The Sekere players are known as the song leaders. They echo the songs or chants of a lead talking drummer. These song leaders typically present with sonorous and audible voices that echo the sayings of a lead talking drummer. They are quite seasoned and knowledgeable of the Yoruba tradition, lineage praise, historical and entertainment chants.


AGOGO

Agogô is a single or multiple bells now used throughout the world but with origins in traditional Yoruba music, it is mostly used as a percussion instrument. The agogô has the highest pitch of any of the bateria instruments.


IVORY COAST DUNUN SET

This set of dunun (DOO-noon, aka dun dun, djun djun), imported directly from Ivory Coast, West Africa, is matched well in terms of size and sound, and represents a step up in construction and sound quality from the Ghana Classic Dunun Set. The hardwood Iroko and thicker cow skin, tuned properly with thicker nylon rope.


ADOWA DRUMS

Regional drums from the Ashanti Central States of Ghana. The fontom from drum family (either in part, or all drums) and others are traditionally played at many community and regional events, There are many, many different drums in Ghana, and the fontom from represents well the remarkable, proud cultural and spiritual traditions found there.


UDU

Like many African hand drums, the Udu has a rich cultural history. Starting out as clay water jug that eventually had a hole added to the side, the Udu is believed to have been created by the women of the Igbo people of Nigeria. In the Igbo language, Udu means pottery or vessel. In fact, some of the larger Udus are no different from water storage pots used by the Igbo. This type of Udu can be found scattered throughout the Igbo region in Nigeria.