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Talking Drum (Kalengo), Nigeria or the Guinea Forest, Early 20th Century

NMM 1251.  Talking drum (kalengo), Nigeria or the Guinea forest, early 20th century Another view of talking drum

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NMM 1251.  Talking drum (kalengo), Nigeria or the Guinea forest, early 20th century. Pitch is changed by squeezing the cords under one's arm, thus altering the tension of the heads. Wood body, two skin heads, rawhide tension. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


Details of Construction

View of body through lacing Strap hook Top view of drum head Detail of lacing

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