Benin, West Africa is home to several Yoruba
religious cults based on a pantheon of gods.
Overlapping rhythms embedded with symbolic
religious meanings are played by a variety
of drum ensembles including cylindrical bata
drums, hourglass-shaped dundun talking drums,
and the tall gelede drums.
With every purchase comes documentation
that explains not just the sounds but their
circumstances -- their who, what, when and