DUNDUN – The Talking Drum

DUNDUN – The Talking Drum

Director: Ibisankale Kayode / Nigeria 2010

Category: Arts / Human Interest

Producer: Ibisankale Kayode

Language: English narration & subtitles.

Length: 52 minutes

”Dundun”, also called the Talking Drum, is considered by many to be the most eloquent of all the African drums, and is believed to have originated within the divinity. In the southern Sahara in Africa the Dundun is traditionally regarded as ”the instrument of the Kings”.”Dundun – The Talking Drum” takes the viewer to the city of Oyo in Nigeria where the drum is believed to have originated. This comprehensive documentary shows the cultural and historical context surrounding the drum and an in-depth examination of its construction, from chopping down the correct tree to the finishing design touches. The film also presents many performances and demonstrates who may use the drum, when and for what it is used, and what is communicated.

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Festivals & Awards:

  • GZ DOC Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China 2010
  • The Toronto African Film & Music Festival, Canada 2010
  • Eko International Film Festival, Nigeria 2009
  • Ife International Film Festival, Nigeria 2009
  • Nigerian Festival of Festival of Arts and Culture, Tel Aviv, Israel 2009