It is a drum made by Musumbi and used by young men for dances. The top is made of goatskin which is wet. Before playing the membrane is held over the fire. The handle is for carrying it and it is played while held off the ground between the legs.


  • Title: Drum
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Drum
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Leather/ Wood
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kithembe Mbalia
  • Community: Kamba
  • Collection Date: 1968-10-18
  • Collected By: Jean Brown

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