Can you beat it?

On Saturday 19th October we brought out a number of African musical instruments to get hands-on with, and it certainly drummed up a lot of excitement! From a Zanza or ‘thumb piano’ made out of a hollowed-out gourd to a huge warthog-skin-covered war drum, there was certainly much to talk about.

The people I spoke to were especially intrigued by a drum that was made out of a gazelle horn! A great day was had by all and we especially enjoyed the background music of the African drumming workshop taking place at the same time. Join us on Saturday 16th November, when we’ll be going back to school with a number of objects from schooldays past.


Ellie Ball

Museum Access Assistant

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