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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Brief History of Material Relating to "Talking" Drums

Publication Year: 1964

Armstrong, Robert G.
"Talking Drums in the Benue-Cross River Region of Nigeria." Phylon, volume 15, number 4, 1954, pp. 355-363.

"Talking Instruments in West Africa." Explorations, volume 4, 1955, pp. 140-153.

Beir, H. Ulli
"The Talking Drum of the Yoruba." African Music, volume 1, 1954, pp. 29-31.

Brandel, Rose.
The Music of Central Africa: An Ethnological Study. The Hague: Martinus Nijoff, 1961. Pp. 47-50: "Speech Melody and the 'Talking' Drum."

Carrington, John R.
"The Drum Language of the Lokele Tribe." African Studies, volume 3, number 2, June 1944, pp. 75-88.

Talking Drums of Africa. London: Carey Kingsgate Press Ltd., 1949.

Clarke, Roger T.
"The Drum Language of the Tumba People." American Journal of Sociology, volume 40, number 1, July 1934, pp. 34-48.

Good, A. I.
"Drum Talk is the African 'Wireless.'" Natural History, volume 50, number 2, September 1942, pp. 69-74.

Herzog, George.
"Drum-Signalling in a West African Tribe." Word, volume 1, number 3, December 1945, pp. 217-238.

Rattray, R. S.
Ashanti. Revised edition, London: Oxford University Press, 1955. pp. 242ff.: "The Drum Language."

Stern, Theodore.
"Drum and Whistle 'Languages:' An Analysis of Speech Surrogates." American Anthropologist, volume 59, number 3, June 1957, pp. 487-506.

Van Valen, Leigh.
"Talking Drums and Similar African Tonal Communication." Southern Folklore Quarterly, volume 19, number 4, December 1955, pp. 252-256.


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