Motif: Talking Drum

Talking DrumChordophone (Zaire)Talking Drum – the surrogacy status of musical instruments as extensions of MuNtu’s body and voice/nommo evidenced by their communicative and co-creative role in the BaNtu universe of forces. The Talking Drum motif recalls that during the Middle Passage, the slave-master dynamic disrupted African communication networks through the destruction of drums and other instruments. It also validates cultural adaptations that have effectively communicated through Black Popular Music… 

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