AFRICAN DRUMS

African
Talking
Drum
Catalog

YANGERE
Drum 5
12" high x 29" wide
$1000

YORUBA
Drum
Catalog

YORUBA
Drum
Catalog

YORUBA
Drum
Catalog

MENDE
Drum 1
$300

BAMILEKE
Drum
Catalog

YAKA
Drum
Catalog

SENUFO
Drum
Catalog

KUBA
Drum
Catalog

BOURE Drum 2
9.5" high
$300

DAN
Drum
Catalog

African
Mbira
Catalog

SONGYE
Drum 2
$500

LUBA
Drum 1
22.5" high
$800

LUBA
Drum 2
21" high
$800

TABWA
Drum 1
16" high
$300

IGBO
Drum
Catalog

MADINGA Drum 1
13" high x 39" long
38 lbs.
$800

  MAKONDE
Drum 1
16" high
$350

BOWL
Drum 1
5.5" x 9.5"
$100

MBEMBE Drum 1
19" high x 53" long
105 lbs., SOLD

MBEMBE Drum 1
19" high x 53" long
105 lbs., SOLD



 Djembe
Drum
Catalog

African
Harps

Catalog

YORUBA
Gong
Catalog

African
Horn
Catalog

BAMILEKE
Gong
Catalog

African
Gong
Catalog

African
Rattles
Catalog

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DRUMS

African drums were musical instruments, ceremonial objects and means of communication. The large exhibit focuses on the traditional drums of the Yoruba, Senufo, Kuba, Chokwe, Bamileke, Igbo and other peoples, plus slit drums of the Yaka, Dan and Yangere. Other instruments, such as gongs, horns, kora, harps and mbira (thumb pianos) are also included. Most of the exhibit is visual; many pieces are not capable of being played, but some are. We also have contemporary jembe drums, talking drums and balliphones all intended for play. The drums range from everyday objects with monumental, simple forms to ornate pieces bringing status to the owner, connoting power and the honoring of ancestors. They all show the creativity and power Africans put into functional objects.

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