This is a very special oversized Lunga drum from the north of Ghana. It is more commonly known in the west as a "Talking Drum". Traditionally they are not so large, and played slung across the shoulder with a special curved stick. I had this one made for me there in Ghana years ago, more specially for playing with my hands. The pitch bend is created by squeezing the tuning strings along the two skinned sides of the instrument.
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