Drums of the Yoruba of Nigeria

Drums of the Yoruba of Nigeria

Various Artists FW04441 / FE 4441

This collection of Nigerian drum music demonstrates the rich textures of the three-legged sacred Igbin drums which one plays with hands and sticks, the Dundun or pressure drum which plays not only rhythm but melody, and the two-toned Bata drums which are unique to the Yoruba people.

Year Released 1953
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1953 Folkways Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Nigeria
Culture Group(s) Yoruba
Instrument(s) Bata (Drum); Dundun (Drum); Gangan (Drum); Gudugudu (Drum); Igbin (Drum); Iya Ilu (Drum); Kanango (Drum); Kerikeri (Drum); Kudi (Drum); Omele (Drum); Shekere
Subject(s) African Drumming; World music

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101 Igbin Drums n/a 11:44
102 Igbin Drums n/a 4:28
103 Igbin Drums n/a 6:00
104 Dundun Drums n/a 4:27
105 Dundun Drums n/a 2:09
106 Dundun Drums n/a 2:21
107 Bata Drums n/a 1:49
108 Bata Drums n/a 2:19
109 Bata Drums n/a 2:56
110 Bata Drums n/a 2:38
111 Bata Drums n/a 6:15
112 Bata Drums n/a 2:08
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