Drums of Burkina Faso
During my visit to Burkina Faso I had an opportunity to visit the Folk Instrument Museum in Ougadougou. Though many of the drums shared the common traits of the Malian Empire, this country has a gourd drum called the Bendere which is goat hide stretched over a large calabash gourd. They have a tar-like dot on the head of the drum that makes the skin vibrate slowly, giving it a deep bass tone. See live performance of this drum below from my trip.

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