Type: Frame Drum > Membranophone > Percussion.
Region: Nigeria > West > Africa.
Dimensions: Diameter in cm.
The sakara is one of the four major Yoruba drums of
Nigeria. The sakara is played by the Hausa people in Northern Nigeria.
The Yoruba people traditionally used the sakara for a variety of
purposes. They are played during wedding ceremonies, the Were or what is
now called Fuji music was traditionally played on Sakara drums to call
Muslims to feast and prayer during Ramadan.
Each family of drum often includes drums of different sizes, with the
mother drum (iya ilu) playing the lead role while other drums follow in
accompaniment. The sakara is played by holding the instrument in the
right hand while striking it with a small stick in you're left hand. The
fingers of the left hand change the pitch while the instrument is held