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Skin that Speaks: the "talking drums" of Nigeria | Michael Varner | TEDxUTA

The Yoruba people have a fascinating family of musical instruments called talking drums that “speak” the language. Presented will be a newly composed work that combines the essence of the talking drum with European Amplified Bassoon making a unique combination and listening experience! the presentation introduces the cultural aspects of the talking drum. Dr. Varner has been Director of Percussion at the University of Texas at Arlington for 34 years. He holds a degree in Music Education from Bowling Green… Read More