sangbai drum Sierra Leone

sangbai drum / Trommel / Tambour Sierra Leone

The sangbai is played among many ethnic groups ( Temne, Kissi, Mende, Susu...) in Sierra Leone. Sangbai is the Susu name of the drum, although it is also known as yimbei, jimberu, djembe and other names. The sangbai was the main musical instrument used during ceremonies of the Bundu Society. The instrument has also been used in other traditional ceremonies and festivals.

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