Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: dundun

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2636

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Region of Origin: Africa

Instrument Category: Membranophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: MEM AA 1

Description: This Dundun (Talking Drum) with bells and an angled wooden beater comes from Nigeria. A strap used to tighten the drum heads is missing. This type of instrument is not used much anymore except in Nigeria. Leo Sarkisian is Voice of America (VOA) Broadcaster and Writer in Washington, D.C. and former Director for Ethnic Recordings, Tempo International, Hollywood, CA. In Africa, Leo is known as VOA's Music Man.

The Leo Sarkisian Collection