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Traditional musical Instruments

Recently, I was looking for a place to repair my Jembé drum (a drum I got in Senegal from an african friend playing in a local band – a guy with Stalone arms and hands large as a coconut palm. This drum has got a REAL crazy sound ). Goat skin was loose and needed to be replaced and stretched. Found this craftshop in Matara, Sri Lanka where they built, repair drums and other instruments (you can see an old Harmonium on a picture). Fascinating how those guys are working on wood, skins and how old ladies are painting and polishing skins. Those days, many religious processions (peraheras) will be held in cities and night will echo from sounds of drums and dancers in transe. Maybe I should join them with my new repaired Jembé drum ? 😉