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Jamtown 15 x 7 Inch African Talking Drum w/ Mallet

Brand: Jamtown


MSRP: $78.25

Item: #201802
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Hand made in Ghana, West Africa, this Talking Drum is covered in various styles of Kintekloth fabric and made with goat skin heads. Played with a mallet (included). The talking drum originated in Nigeria - historically, talking drum masters sent messages, held conversations, and talked to the spirits with the hourglass-shaped drum. Squeezing the drum or pulling its strings are two of the many techniques used to produce the talking drum's characteristic rhythms and melodies.This drum is a good size for children and adults at 15" x 7".  Since this instrument is hand made with natural materials, no two will look or sound exactly alike.


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Needed it for a multicultural presentation
Teresa T on Sep 21, 2012
replace older model
Julia L on Apr 1, 2012
a new kind of drum for my studio. Great for when we study African music.
Debbie Y on Jul 24, 2012
I want to know how sturdy the fabric is on the sides?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2012
Best Answer: It seems to be glued down well. However, it is a cheaper made drum, but works.
Reply · Report · Patti B on Sep 10, 2012
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What is the size of this drum?
A shopper on Dec 13, 2012
Best Answer: This drum is 15 inches tall with a 7 inch diameter head.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Dec 14, 2012
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has there been any problem with the strings streching out?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2016
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