Ara the Female Talking Drummer Sit with BBC Africa

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Musician Ara Thunder, who is one of the few women in Nigeria that plays the traditional “talking drum” instrument, sits down with BBC Africa as she talks about performing for France President Emmanuel Macron, preserving the African culture and more.

The talking drum is a West African instrument that is traditionally played by men and has long been used to transmit messages between villages and audience by the drummers and its usually not been played by females but Ara is not just a female playing the drummer, she has brought a different kind of groove to playing the drum, even internationally.

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