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BBC Africa Profiles Ara Thunder on being a Female Talking Drum player in Nigeria | Watch

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Musician Ara Thunder, who is one of the few women in Nigeria that plays the traditional “talking drum” instrument, sits down with BBC Africa as she talks about performing for France President Emmanuel Macron, preserving the African culture and more.

The talking drum is a West African instrument that is traditionally played by men and has long been used to transmit messages between villages.

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1 Comment

  1. Dust

    September 14, 2018 at 8:40 am

    that there isn’t any written history of women drummers does not mean that talking drums are traditionally played by men…

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