Traditional, Professional quality Yoruba talking drums from Nigeria,
also known as GANGAN ("gong-gong") played with a curved stick and worn over one shoulder with a leather or towel strap.
There are many sizes available, so please check below.
These drums produce amazingly rich tones; their pitch shifts dramatically when squeezed, in order to replicate the human voice. They are arguably the most prominent drum in Yoruba culture. Acomplished Yoruba drummers use these instruments to recite proverbs, praise audience members etc.
They can also be used as a wonderful sound effect in any type of percussion set up.
"Dundun" means "sweet sound" in Yoruba language and these drums make exactly that!
The larger Iyalu talking drum (Mother drum) is often played with two sets of saworo (bells) attached to igbaju (decorated wide leather straps) that are attached to the front and back of drum when playing for dignitaries/special ocassions.They create a wonderful sound!
Isaaju / Ikehin:
OMELE smallest size (usually tied up/played at one fixed high pitch)
ÀPÀLÀ medium/small drum used to talk/lead/support
*ADÀMỌ̀ most popular size used to lead/talk/support, with the widest tonal range
IṢÁÀJU / ÌKẸHÌN usually tied up/played at one fixed pitch (but can also be a small IYALU)
IYÁÀLÙ traditionally the leader, but can also play support
KẸRÍKẸRÍ like an XX Large Iyalu, for an even fuller sound
Extra Large Iyalu:
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Igbaju / Saworo Pair:
Saworo àjà - Small
Saworo aláṣé (traditional)
IGBAJU with SAWORO
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