Ngoma

The ngoma is a tall, thin drum from Central and Southern Africa. It has a cowhide head, which is held on by wooden pegs, both of which give it a mellower tone than a djembe. It can be played with hands or sticks, and is used to accompany singing, dance, other instruments, or other drums, or played as a solo instrument within a drum ensemble. Ngoma drums are played by many tribes that speak languages from the Bantu family, ranging from Uganda and Congo all the way to Zimbabwe or even farther south. IMG_20130104_160213

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