Shona Drum Rumba on?

This is a very large and imposing Shona Drum from Mashonaland.

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There is a clear marking on the drum Rumba on. Clearly a western influence when designing and building the drum or added later by the musician who performed with this drum.

This drum was purchased by Maurice Fresco in 1985 from Norma Chikawore, a well known Zimbabwean merchant. Norma would travel around Zimbabwe and Zambia, collecting the finest drums from villages and bring them to South Africa.

The wood is heavy. Either Mahogany or Teak. The skin has clearly been used for many years with clear markings from years of play. This drum is easily over 70 years old.

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