talking drum


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talking drum

n.
A small West African drum, played with a curved stick and having a membrane stretched over one end or both ends of a narrow-waisted wooden frame by cords whose tension can be manually altered to vary the drum's tonality as it is played. Also called dundun.
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He had a mastery of the talking drum that verges on the mysterious.
They specialized in the Talking drum, Bata drums as well as other Yoruba drums.
The last stage of the construction is when the membrane is tendered, to achieve the three main tones of the talking drum.
We have the talking drum which is used to pass a message.
Musa also assisted the children to play the various African drums including the Talking Drum, Lamba, Bombom and Kungu.
Drum player Ayan De First said: "It was his first time to have the opportunity to play the talking drum, and I think he loved it.
The show is directed by Paul Carmichael, and designed by Adie Hudson while Mike, as Sir Henry, is accompanied by the seven-piece jazz-style Brainwashing House band who play everything from talking drum to banjolele, mouth trumpet and piano.
While Liberty jumped into the songs without providing much background, it was still fitting that the talking drum accompanied songs about mythical beings.
He came to know, listened to and worked together with top musicians who have mastered the rhythms of Africa, South America and India, in the meanwhile learning how to make and play their instruments like the quicca, berimbau, finger piano and talking drum.
He brings a unique musical experience to Modupue, and for this show contributed a tune titled Laba Laba, which began with just his voice and a talking drum.
Xylosound is a group of 16 musicians, all of them with learning disabilities, who play xylophones, keyboards, wind instruments and various percussion including steel pans, African talking drum and tubular bells.