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The Man Believed To Be the First Drummer and Other History of Talking Drum (Gangan).

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The talking drum has many other names and some of them are Gangan, Dundun, Doodo and Igba.

The talking drum’s history can be traced to the descendants of Oduduwa, the Yoruba people and also to the Ghana Empire and the Hausa people . 

The talking drum (Gangan) is an hourglass-shaped drum, whose pitch can be regulated to mimic the tone and prosody of human speech.

It has two drumheads connected by leather tension cords.

With different types of talking drum, Most talking drums sound like a human humming depending on the way they are played.

Talking drums are some of the oldest instruments used by West African, The talking drum has a replica in Asia called ‘Idakka’ only that it can only mimic vocal music but the talking drum can mimic vocal music and speech.

Many non-hourglass shapes showed up and were given special names, such as the Dunan, Sangban, Kenkeni, Fontomfrom and Ngoma drums.

In the television series Dead Like Me, the talking drum is discussed as a means of celebrating the lives of the dead.

Bill Kreutzmann, a drummer for the Grateful Dead, occasionally played a talking drum at the band's live shows during the "drums" segment of their shows in the second set.

Many white man loves the sound and the way they play Gangan, some learn it, the Drum was played in 2018 film, Black Panther.

In Yoruba Ayan means drummer, drummer add it to their named like, Ayandele, Ayangboye, Ayanwumi, Ayantomiwa.

Ayangalu is believed to have been the first Yoruba drummer. Ayangalu is counted among the ranks of the Orishas. 

He's believed to be the patron spirit of all drummers, and that in the guise of a muse he inspires the drummers to play well.

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