Makonde Dance Drum

Makonde dance drum

Makonde dance drum, played while seated. This example from Tanzania has feet and bells around its ankle, as well as a pair of breasts. The height is 44cm, top diameter 33cm.

Credit: image copyright and photographer Lisa Christoffersen; reprinted by kind permission. Originally published on the internet in


Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
Copyright Jens Finke, 2000-2003

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