WATER DRUMS (Liquindi)

Another way that the women and girls play music is to literally "play the river". A group of them will stand in water up to their waists and with cupped hands hit the surface of the water. Each of them will play a different rhythmic pattern which together form a more complex synchopated rhythm. The sound of this drumming coupled with their laughter carries across the forest.

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from album Heart of the Forest

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