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Burkina Faso: Burkinabé Drums

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Burkina Faso, Arts & Culture, Music

Learn about different types of drums [1] from Burkina Faso: “Percussion forms the basis of music making in Burkina. Drums are used in daily life, to signal a journey or a return from the fields, to accompany mask dances and to codify secret languages solely understood by initiates.”