Primo talking drum -II

Indo Series Talking Drum

AU $175.00

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Our Indo series talking drum, handmade in Indonesia and modelled after the Hausa Kalangu.
Thin, responsive goat skin over a sustainably-sourced red mahogany shell.
It is strung with synthetic, low stretch cord for easier maintenance and longer life. It comes complete with shoulder strap and wooden striker.

Approximate Dimensions:
40cm length x 20cm diameter
As these talking drums are hand made, dimensions may vary slightly.

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The talking drum is an hourglass-shaped drum which originated in West Africa with the Yoruba and Hausa people. Its sound mimics human speech and can be very complex. Talking drums are uncommon in Australia, but they’re popular across Africa. This double-skinned instrument is held under one arm and played by the other with a curved stick. To adjust the pitch, squeeze the drum under the arm while playing. A skilled player can play many whole phrases by using advanced techniques. See our Hausa Kalangu in action below.


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