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Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by hardeytarhyour(m): 7:06pm On Nov 25, 2018
biafraguy:
afonjas ndi ara
YORUBA/Oduduwa Gbayi
Awon kan Gba Oshi
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by mikaeli01: 1:09am On Nov 26, 2018
AworiLagosian:


lol we aren't the ones that condemned your ancestors to beat drums made from pako wood and fallen tree logs like forest baboons when higher civilizations were beating real drums made from quality leather. grin


AworiLagosian you are too much. See finishing. You want make somebody pikin go fall inside potopoto
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by femi4: 4:38am On Nov 26, 2018
alabsmichael:
Drums are important in Yoruba land,the talking drum was used in Radio Nigeria Ibadan(in the 1950s)to usher in the beginning of new dawn.It was beaten then to say "This is Nigerian Broadcasting Service God bless Yoruba
Still in use till today
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by Konquest(m): 9:37am On Nov 26, 2018
AworiLagosian:


lol we aren't the ones that condemned your ancestors to beat drums made from pako wood and fallen tree logs like forest baboons when higher civilizations were beating real drums made from quality leather. grin

^^^^
Nice picture that tells/speaks a million words! grin
This looks like a picture that was taken in Brazil
or Cuba.
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by AworiLagosian: 2:53pm On Nov 26, 2018
Konquest:

^^^^
Nice picture that tells/speaks a million words! grin
This looks like a picture that was taken in Brazil
or Cuba.

Why?
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by MENELIIK: 8:23am On Nov 27, 2018
gypsey:
Skull miners

Meanwhile Osu are Cannibals
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by Konquest(m): 9:59am On Nov 27, 2018
AworiLagosian:


Why?
^^^^^
^^^^^
@AworiLagosian
Hello to you! smiley

You asked "Why?" smiley

You mean why I said the picture with the lady and the
drums "speaks a million words?"


OK... Because aside from the picture quality that JUMPS
right at the viewer's eyes... it shows the influence
of the Yoruba culture and traditions in the Diaspora
such as in Miami, Newyork and California in the United States,
Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, etc.

These people proudly rock the Yoruba culture
and the different types of talking drums is a
profound aspect of the Yoruba culture.

Last but NOT least, I read an article on how the Afro-Cuban
Yoruba in old Havana have preserved the oldest Yoruba drums
as they were originally designed over 200 years ago.

No single alterations have been made to the design of the
original drums till date... and the chants are done in Yoruba
language although with a slight Afro-Cuban Spanish accent.


"Cuba - Concert – Batá Drums of the Cuban Santería 1"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYqY8x3U9MA [5:33MIN]



"Rumba Yoruba Drums welcome to all Orishas djembe"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fHmayZb6Bg [5:52MINS]


"Drumming for the Afro-Cuban goddess Oya"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqTHKJma-ns [2:04MINS]

"The music of Cuba - KING YORUBA"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7s8NzyX1yQ


Ijesa is spelled as "Iyecha"... and "Yemaya" is the Afro-Cuban
spelling of the Yoruba Orisa Yemoja [goddess of the Ogun River
and all waters, especially the sea/ocean].


There are two Web links below that you might find interesting
on the Afro-Cuban Yoruba names:

==>https://technologytimes.ng/cuba-version-of-yoruba-now-on-yorubaname-com/
==>http://www.orishaimage.com/blog/yoruba-lukumi-guide


All the best! smiley



Cc:Olu317

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Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by alabsmichael(m): 1:25pm On Nov 28, 2018
PrickGetSize:
I heard they can communicate and pass information with these drums, I don't know if it's true.
Yes, it's true

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Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by Olu317(m): 10:40pm On Nov 28, 2018
Konquest:

^^^^^
^^^^^
@AworiLagosian
Hello to you! smiley

You asked "Why?" smiley

You mean why I said the picture with the lady and the
drums "speaks a million words?"


OK... Because aside from the picture quality that JUMPS
right at the viewer's eyes... it shows the influence
of the Yoruba culture and traditions in the Diaspora
such as in Miami, Newyork and California in the United States,
Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, etc.

These people proudly rock the Yoruba culture
and the different types of talking drums is a
profound aspect of the Yoruba culture.

Last but NOT least, I read an article on how the Afro-Cuban
Yoruba in old Havana have preserved the oldest Yoruba drums
as they were originally designed over 200 years ago.

No single alterations have been made to the design of the
original drums till date... and the chants are done in Yoruba
language although with a slight Afro-Cuban Spanish accent.


"Cuba - Concert – Batá Drums of the Cuban Santería 1"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYqY8x3U9MA [5:33MIN]



"Rumba Yoruba Drums welcome to all Orishas djembe"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fHmayZb6Bg [5:52MINS]


"Drumming for the Afro-Cuban goddess Oya"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqTHKJma-ns [2:04MINS]

"The music of Cuba - KING YORUBA"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7s8NzyX1yQ


Ijesa is spelled as "Iyecha"... and "Yemaya" is the Afro-Cuban
spelling of the Yoruba Orisa Yemoja [goddess of the Ogun River
and all waters, especially the sea/ocean].


There are two Web links below that you might find interesting
on the Afro-Cuban Yoruba names:

==>https://technologytimes.ng/cuba-version-of-yoruba-now-on-yorubaname-com/
==>http://www.orishaimage.com/blog/yoruba-lukumi-guide


All the best! smiley



Cc:Olu317
Yoruba people's achievement is unequal in so many ramification....Even the western world marvel at our unique civilization..

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Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by Konquest(m): 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2018
Olu317:
Yoruba people's achievement is unequal in so many ramification....Even the western world marvel at our unique civilization..

^^^^^^
^^^^^^
@Olu317

Very true my brother! smiley

Yoruba culture has international
value. The former Ooni Sijuade visited
Cuba with his entourage including the late Chief
Hope Harriman in 2002, and the Cubans in Old Havana were asking the journalists about Wole
Soyinka and Ife. Professor Soyinka is very
popular in Cuba. Fidel Castro gave the Ooni
a rousing welcome on the second ever visit
of Oba Sijuade to Cuba in 2002.

Ile Ife is well-known to Cubans even though
many of them have not been to Nigeria!
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by KingSango(m): 5:49pm On Nov 30, 2018
gideonjeta:
Talking drums from Yoruba culture are quite popular during religious occasions and other festivities but you can get familiar with the other languages of drums in Yoruba land.
Yoruba language and culture is very widespread across Africa, and even beyond. Outside Nigeria, you can find large Yoruba communities in Togo and Benin Republic. Smaller communities can be found in Sierra Leone, Liberia and other African countries. In diasporan countries such as Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Trinidad, Yoruba drum cultures are practiced, especially during Òrìsà worship.
Drums in Yoruba land consist of animal skin strained against wooden frames. Most of the drums are percussive in nature, that is produced a rhythmic pattern that is danceable. Talking drums, which are quite popular, are so named because they imitate human voices while some others are just melody borne.

Here are some of the major drums that are used in Yoruba land.

1. Omele Ako
The drum is also known as Sakara and it belongs to the bata family of drums. Omele is a shallow drum with a circular body, with goat or cow skin, the smallest in the set of bata drums. Omele Ako is used during weddings, parties and other festivities. Hausa people of northern Nigeria also produce and use this drum.

2. Gan Gan/Dun Dun (talking drum)
The talking drum is the most popular drum in Yoruba land. This hourglass-shaped drum can be traced back to the Old Oyo Empire in South-West, Nigeria. It was introduced as a means of communication during inauguration of the Alaafin of Oyo. It is a very key ingredient of Yoruba folklore. The language of the talking drum depends on what the message or chant is intended to be. Its pitch can be adjusted using the cords and strings around the drum.
It is also the drum used by afrobeat musician, Lagbaja.

3. Saworoide
Saworoide, or Chaworoide in Cuba, is a type of talking drum or gan gan decorated with brass bells and chimes. Such bells are attached to leather straps for support. Tunde Kelani's 1999 film, Saworoide, was named after a tradition that a person can not be crowned king without the playing of the saworoide.

4. Bata
Bata is a double-headed drum shaped like an hourglass with one cone larger than the other. Used mostly in religious functions, festivals, carnivals and coronations, the Bata conveys messages of hope, divination, praise and war. Bata comes in a set of three drums — Iya ilu bata (loudest), omele abo bata and omele ako. The first two are double headed and each end is played and produces a unique tone. The Iyá ("Mother"wink is the largest and loudest in the group, playing long, complex patterns with many variations and initiates conversations with the other two drums.

5. Gbedu/Ogido
The Gbedu or “a big drum'' is a percussive instrument mostly used for spiritual ceremonies like Ogoni ceremonies, the ancient Yoruba secret society. Played either with the palm or drumsticks, Gbedu is a symbol of royalty and is covered in designs and carvings representing birds, animals and godesses. The drum is said to have been brought to Yorubaland by Edo diplomats in the 17th century.

6. Ashiko
Ashiko is a tapered cylindrical shaped drum with its head on the wide end and its narrow end open. It is made of goatskin hide strained against hardwood, played during festivals using the palms.

https://www.nigerialog.com/culture/the-language-of-drums-in-yoruba-land/new/#new
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by Olu317(m): 9:08pm On Dec 05, 2018
Konquest:

^^^^^^
^^^^^^
@Olu317

Very true my brother! smiley

Yoruba culture has international
value. The former Ooni Sijuade visited
Cuba with his entourage including the late Chief
Hope Harriman in 2002, and the Cubans in Old Havana were asking the journalists about Wole
Soyinka and Ife. Professor Soyinka is very
popular in Cuba. Fidel Castro gave the Ooni
a rousing welcome on the second ever visit
of Oba Sijuade to Cuba in 2002.

Ile Ife is well-known to Cubans even though
many of them have not been to Nigeria!






Yeah, it is true about the Cuba connection to Yoruba land. This is oneof the reason I find it hard to agree to the decision of Ooni to make Brazil as the headquarter of Yoruba's traditional sanctuary as it regard diaspora Yorubas.Cuba as a country has been fair to ancient tradition of Yorubas.

Perhaps the major reason for the choice of Brazil is Population and political reason....

All the same, thank you

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Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by KingSango(m): 9:23pm On Dec 05, 2018
Olu317:
Yeah, it is true about the Cuba connection to Yoruba land. This is oneof the reason I find it hard to agree to the decision of Ooni to make Brazil as the headquarter of Yoruba's traditional sanctuary as it regard diaspora Yorubas.Cuba as a country has been fair to ancient tradition of Yorubas.

Perhaps the major reason for the choice of Brazil is Population and political reason....

All the same, thank you





Them White Cubans racist as hell. They been overcharging for Ifa initiation for years and none of it authentic. They made Olodumare into a Trinity because they Roman Catholics who practice Yoruba only as Black magick
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by Olu317(m): 4:44am On Dec 06, 2018
KingSango:





Them White Cubans racist as hell. They been overcharging for Ifa initiation for years and none of it authentic. They made Olodumare into a Trinity because they Roman Catholics who practice Yoruba only as Black magick
White Cubans Racists ? Sir, I am not of the same line of school of thought that you belonged. Kindly deal with your heart's purity first and cleanse it off hatred because many of those mulattos are Yoruba descendants either maternally or paternally. So , I don't care if your head hates ‘whites' Race with disdains. Kindly note that no one born of any colour,white inclusive do I cower under because of inferiority complex but I show respect to all,even if I am under oppression from white. Eledumare allows,the rain on the oppressed and oppressors. Learn what this means

If you have problems as likened with other Color Africans in the United States who have been oppression for ten of decades years or a century and not willing to move on with their lives then ,that's a problem for you lads because even under oppression Yorubas endures and triumph at the end. Learn to use the ‘weapon' (western education) the Whites have given you to redeem yourselves from hatred because it is universal. In as much as you want to emphasis your bitterness toward humanoid of white skin then visit African countries and see,how darkskin oppresses one another.So, my point is that, habit of wickedness isnt about colour but about individual.So kindly dont draw my attention to ‘hatred' because light dwell in darkness but darkness don't dwell in light...Learn what this means

Ifa Corpus is all encompassing but distinct from Catholicism and the concept of Orisaism as being conscripted into old church in Cuba,which has nothing to do with Ifa because knowledge of Yoruba ancestors were hidden from the white who oppressed them earlier ,which was the means,to which ,Orisa is taught within that part of the world inside the church you called Catholic. Funny enough, I am not surprised because your knowledge on Yoruba is faintly ,so you will find many things being strange. Beside, read the Bible and see the tradition, storyline of IFA in it.

1.Who told you Ifa as seen as black magic by white ? Perhaps, this how you from a well established system in the United State thinks about whites who practise Ifa divination? Mr, a white man who decided to understudy Odu Ifa will never call Ifa black magic because there is nothing like black magic in Ifa corpus. In fact the memorising of all Odu Ifa is only achievable by a dibinlely chosen ‘ELITE' who is willing to learn it all.

2.Any man who can interpret ifa corpus and divine what Eledumare inspires the diviner to say to the person who seeks solution to his/her problem, need bless the Ifa priest in cash or kind.Is Ifa priest is a human being but different from regular humanoid because of his calling as a priest.

3. No white man divine Ifa and calls it magic because there is nothing as magic in Ifa corpus. All it has ,deals with past record in time, solution to problems,word of encouragement , one God, Creation myth etc which can also be found in the Old Testament. So white men who divine knows this very well

4.Ifa is in the archive of united Nation on Heritage. So nothing is unusual about IFA because it is the mouthpiece of Eledumare....Édà à yín Îfà ; Ìfà à yín Élédúùmárè( human will praise Ifa; Ifa praises God). As you can see,an INQUISTIVE white man won't delve into what may ridicule him,especially a knowledge from a.modern day dark skin Yoruba.

5. If you feel bittered about the way some people charge fees ,then become an apprentice and understudy IFA for a more than a decade (16-25 years) as it was done in the past and become vast in it .Instead of this complaining to create sentiment online.

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Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by thinkafricanet: 9:34pm On Dec 15, 2018
So I find it interesting that Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi also have traditions in which the drums have an important role. Their oral tradition says that some of their ancestors came from the West.
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by kannyt01(m): 8:56am On Dec 01, 2019
Please I need to buy one of this talking drum before Tuesday
Perhaps someone can help me as per where to buy.

Please Advise ASAP?
Thanks
omoiyalayi:
Nice one op

Let me add pic 4 u

Fist pic: talking drum (gangan in yoruba)

Second pic: also a talking drum but mother of them (iya ilu in yoruba)

Third pic also a talking drum (Bata in yoruba)
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by omoiyalayi(m): 11:59am On Dec 01, 2019
kannyt01:
Please I need to buy one of this talking drum before Tuesday
Perhaps someone can help me as per where to buy.

Please Advise ASAP?
Thanks



Wia do u reside?
Re: The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land by omoiyalayi(m): 12:00pm On Dec 01, 2019
kannyt01:
Please I need to buy one of this talking drum before Tuesday
Perhaps someone can help me as per where to buy.

Please Advise ASAP?
Thanks


Wia do u reside?

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