Yoruba Gangan – Nigeria

AU $275.00AU $450.00

The authentic gangan, handmade in Nigeria. Thin, responsive goat skin, hardwood shell and thick gut cord for high-tension playing! It comes complete with shoulder strap and traditional wooden striker. See this instrument in action in our video below!

As these gangan are hand made, dimensions may vary slightly.

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The Yoruba gangan is an hourglass-shaped talking drum from Nigeria, made by the Yoruba 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.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm


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