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Slit drum

This instrument was collected in the field by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton and is mainly used for signaling purposes. It is a large and heavy slit drum ("E-Koo") made from an hollowed trunk of wood, with a flattened top surface and two large rectangular slits connected through septum at center by narrow slit (double-slit in H-shape). In addition to the slits there is one hole on the side and another one on the bottom of the trunk.

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    Powell-Cotton Museum
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    Yaoundé (Timezone: Africa/Douala)
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:111.243 Slit drums
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.243 Slit drums
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 650mm; Diameter: 280-315mm