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Folklore: What is a tjumba?

Fred McCormick 01 Mar 10 - 10:14 AM
meself 01 Mar 10 - 12:49 PM
GUEST,Ed 01 Mar 10 - 12:55 PM
meself 01 Mar 10 - 12:57 PM
Fred McCormick 01 Mar 10 - 01:52 PM
Mavis Enderby 01 Mar 10 - 03:06 PM
Fred McCormick 02 Mar 10 - 04:51 AM
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Subject: Folklore: What is a tjumba?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 10:14 AM

Pan CD 2015 An Be Kelen; Griot Music from Mali, features an instrument called a tjumba. I haven't come across this instrument before, and can't trace the name in any of the usual sources.

Would anyone know what sort of an instrument it is?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: What is a tjumba?
From: meself
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 12:49 PM

I think it may be an alternate spelling for the name of a type of drum - a name which escapes me at the moment .... Not much help, probably - unless there is an otherwise unnamed drum on the recording.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: What is a tjumba?
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 12:55 PM

I think it may be an alternate spelling for the name of a type of drum

I thought the same thing: 'Djumba' or, as it probably better known, 'Djembe'


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Subject: RE: Folklore: What is a tjumba?
From: meself
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 12:57 PM

That would be the name that was eluding me ....


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Subject: RE: Folklore: What is a tjumba?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 01:52 PM

Thanks fellas. Unfortunately, I can't pick out the individual sounds of the instruments from the ensemble. But there's certainly a lot of percussion going on, so a djembe would be a likely candidate.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: What is a tjumba?
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 03:06 PM

Fred,

have a look here

Looks like they are congas: "...tjumba (a local name for Caribbean congas)"

Hope this helps!

Pete.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: What is a tjumba?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 04:51 AM

Pete. Thanks for that. The Pan CD is the very one I'm struggling with. The names tjumba and conga are close enough for me to think that there might be some etymological connection. On top of that, the Spanish name for conga appears to be tumbadora.


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