• 1. Igbin Drums
  • 2. Igbin Drums
  • 3. Igbin Drums
  • 4. Dundun Drums
  • 5. Dundun Drums
  • 6. Dundun Drums
  • 7. Bata Drums
  • 8. Bata Drums
  • 9. Bata Drums
  • 10. Bata Drums
  • 11. Bata Drums
  • 12. Bata Drums

The real deal. Bata Drums and other Nigerian drumming in their original context.

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