Yoruba bata drums Nigeria Bata drums are regarded as sacred to the orisha Shango.
„Yoruba oral tradition credits the creation of bata drums to the orisha Eshu, in whose worship the ensemble was originally employed. Eshu supposedly gave permission for his drums to be used by the worshippers of Shango, king of the 15th century southwest Nigerian state of Oyo, who, following his death, became an orisha.“
Omojola, Bode. 2012. Yorùbá Music in the Twentieth Century ,p.17 wood skin leather fabric
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