211.11 Separate vessel drums

Kettledrum (dagedu) played with two drum sticks. The drum is held close to the chest using a carrying rope and beaten with sticks using both hands. It provides the upbeat against a kading drum, and accompanies instrumental music and dance. The body of the drum is made from an earthenware pot, covered with cow hide.

The drum accompanies instrumental music and dance of the Sora community, notably in ritual contexts. It is played standing and is held close to the chest of the player. It sounds the weak beats of the pulse against the strong beats of the kading frame drum (2004.544).

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