X86.1913 Dance drum

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Dance drum (bulup)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kuba peoples
Wood, hide, fiber
H: 111.7 (H: 44 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1913


Each Kuba town has a set of dance drums that are played for entertainment and for ceremonial occassions. The decoration on the drums reflects the wealth and prestige of a given community.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 336