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X86.1124 Drum


Object Name: Drum
Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cultural Group: Kuba peoples
Materials Used: Wood, metal, leather
Dimensions: H: 79.0 cm, D: 24.0 cm (H: 31.1 in, D: 9.4 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1124

Each Kuba town has a set of dance drums that are played for entertainment and for ceremonial occassions. The decoration on the drums reflects the wealth and prestige of a given community

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 336

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