Don Don / Dunun


Rezza Moieni

Dunun is onmatopoeic word given to a variety of traditional barrel drums which spread throughout West Sub-Saharan Africa during the Mali Empire. Rawhide skin mainly from cow or goat is used at either end of the rope-tuned cylindrical drum. It is struck with a plain straight stick and played to provide the rhythmic and melodic base for djembe ensembles.