In the Yoruba kingdom, it is customary for the king to be ushered in to any event or anywhere with music. His title demands it and this King was no different, during his visit to my camp we were entertained by his entourage as he was ushered in and also during his speech they chorused his praises.
– The musical instrument in the first picture is a Sekere. A Sekere is a melodic shaker; beads or cowrie shells beautifully wound around a gourd, shaken, beaten by fists occasionally and thrown in the air to create a festive mood.
– The musical instrument in the last two pictures is a Talking Drum. The talking drum is an hourglass-shaped drum from West Africa, whose pitch can be regulated to mimic the tone and prosody of human speech.