Talking Drums (pair)
- $15 per day
- Pickup Available from North Hollywood
Two talking drums with mallet - large and small.
And if you want to know more about talking drums.. via Wikipedia:
The talking drum is an hourglass-shaped drum from West Africa, whose pitch can be regulated to mimic the tone and prosody of human speech. It has two drumheads connected by leather tension cords, which allow the player to modulate the pitch of the drum by squeezing the cords between his arm and body. A skilled player is able to play whole phrases. Similar hourglass-shaped drums are found in Asia, but they are not used to mimic speech, although the idakka is used to mimic vocal music.
Use in Popular Music -
In the 20th century the talking drum became a part of popular music in West Africa. It is used in playing Mbalax music of Senegal and in Fuji and Jùjú music of Nigeria (where it is known as a dùndún, not to be confused with the dundun bass drum of the Mandé peoples.)
King Crimson used the talking drum on their album, Larks' Tongues in Aspic, for the track "The Talking Drum".
Tom Waits has used the talking drum on his song "Trouble's Braids," a track from the album Swordfishtrombones.
Erykah Badu used the talking drum on her song "My People", from the album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War).
Sikiru Adepoju, is a master of the talking drum from Nigeria who has collaborated with artists from the Grateful Dead to Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana.
Naná Vasconcelos, master of percussion, started playing the talking drum in the early 80's and has used it ever since.
Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac has used the talking drum on the track "World Turning" on the band's 1975 eponymously titled album, and in concert performances of the song.
Very good condition