African Drumming Folklore (W18)


  • Our group chose to explore the topic of African Drumming Folklore. We spoke to five informants, one of which gave us great insight into into Bata Drumming folklore, while the others informed us of broader African Drumming folklore. The folklore we collected ranged from rituals to folktales to material folklore. While we began our folklore collection hoping to discover interesting folklore, we were all surprised about the depth and breath of African Drumming folklore, and the particular niches that exist within it.




  • Dylan Alvarez
  • Willis Bocock
  • Tyler Vandenberg


[African Drumming, Bata, Orisha, Bembe, IFA,  sacrifices, drums, Africa, Kofi, talking drums, ritual, superstition, magic, folktale, material folklore]