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December 2023
  • (shek-eh-leh-beh)     (teh-oon)

    Tall and tuneful conga-like drums of the Ogu/Egun tribe (a subgroup of the Yoruba), used by many Yoruba drum ensembles, sometimes referred to as Igbin drums.They have a warm tone, clean slap and good bass response, due to the drum being raised up by its carved wooden feet.They are played with hands and/or stick and are often painted in a variety of colours. The full set includes Jipri as the support drums.

    Hear them here:

    Yoruba Sekelebe ensemble:

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