Discuss culture and traditions
By bubudi
#5321
among the baga, women play the matimbo drums in traditional initiation and funeral ceremonies. the bowl of the drum is very similar in shape to a djembe, but the skin is held and tuned with pegs. the bases of these drums are ornate statues associated with female spirits. the nalu also have this drum which is played on the same occasions. both the baga and nalu live around boke on the north coast of guinea. the nalu also live in the southwest of guinea-bissau.

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By bubudi
#5336
cool, i'd love a good close up on the playing technique if you have anything like that.
here's some pics of matimbo drums i found on the net:
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By JBM
#34545
Anyone know of a written source that addresses this music, these instruments, or these women?

Thanks!

JBM