The drum is perhaps the most emblematic of all African symbols. It is used for all ceremonies and events, be it for fun or for more solemn gatherings.
The drum accompanies dances but is also used to communicate and to accompany and back up sacred rites.
This particular drum from Cameroon, was used to communicate with the spirit of ancestors.
The faces with the round eyes stand the living, and the diagonal ones for the spirits.
Photo : Arts et Traditions d’Afrique – Editions HAZAN