Yoruba Gangan – Nigeria
AU $285.00 – AU $490.00
The authentic talking drum, handmade in Nigeria. Medium sized drum is called “Gangan” and the larger drum is the mother of drums called “Iya Ilu”.
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.
The Yoruba talking drum 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.
Medium (Gangan) – 22cm diam x 32cm length
Large (lya Ilu) – 26cm diam x 44cm length