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Water drums

  • Percussion created by men or women who plunge, slap and beat their hands in the river to create a variety of rhythmic and melodic sounds. Traditional to the Baka forest people of southeast Cameroon
  • West African drums made from large gourds. They are cut in half, scraped clean and carefully dried. The large drum is filled with water, and the smaller drum is placed cut-side down in the water.
  • Percussion music and dance performed by women of the Pacific islands of Vanuatu. They use their hands and water as a musical instrument, producing a wide range of sounds. The performers need a body of water like the sea, a river, lake or pool to perform their music.

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water_drums.txt · Last modified: 2011/12/18 13:22 by angelromero