Photographs © Tim Hamill
TALKING DRUM 4, 18", $100, West Africa
Talking drums are smaller and quieter then the Djembes, and get their name from the tonal range (voices) with which it can speak by squeezing and releasing the vertical strings to tighten and loosen the heads. Most are double headed and are struck by a special curved stick.
Both heads on this new drum are intact and playable, but fragile.
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