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Bodies and voices of the ancestors, gods and genies speaking to humanity, or inversely, spokesman of Men dealing with the dark powers who reign over the Universe, the African drum sings, and also speaks. It’s still a fundamental institution present at major life events: marriages, births, enthronement of a sovereign, divining or healing sessions, funerals, wars... At these times, African traditional drum evokes and reminds us of the beliefs, legends and precepts of order and life. Sometimes ornamented with figures associated with the myths of the African peoples, or with designs derived from indigenous body scarring, weaving and basketwork, it continues to be fabricated and played in village ensembles. Our selection of African drums come from workshops in Mali or Ghana, using local materials and traditional skills.