They laid their burden before the earthen drum and then squatted there beside it as guards, while the other members of the community curled themselves in grassy nooks to sleep until the rising moon should give the signal for the commencement of their savage orgy.
Before the drum sat three old females, each armed with a knotted branch fifteen or eighteen inches in length.
Slowly and softly they began tapping upon the resounding surface of the drum as the first faint rays of the ascending moon silvered the encircling tree tops.
As the din of the drum rose to almost deafening volume Kerchak sprang into the open space between the squatting males and the drummers.
The din of the drum was now increased, as well as the frequency of the blows, and the warriors, as each approached the victim of the hunt and delivered his bludgeon blow, joined in the mad whirl of the Death Dance.
At the old man's word and outstretched arm, the roll of the drum
was hushed at once, and the advancing line stood still.
After the drum was quiet and the bellies of the tribe well-filled he would hail them.
As the moon declined slowly toward the lofty, foliaged horizon of the amphitheater the booming of the drum decreased and lessened were the exertions of the dancers, until, at last, the final note was struck and the huge beasts turned to fall upon the feast they had dragged hither for the orgy.
Mike Carr envisions implementing additional SMART Drums
as existing barrels on his 30-truck fleet begin to reach the end of their service life.
The Shildon-based firm is building custom drums
direct to specifications given by Farhad, using the highest quality woods from around the world, with the sound of each drum
engineered to suit the style of music of the top drummer.
composters convert yard waste to finished compost much faster than stationary compost bins do because they allow you to churn and instantly aerate the waste.
It feels like a representation of the United Nations," said Julie Ann, founder of the Dubai Drums
, organiser of the event called Sunset Drum
We've investigated a large number of reactions and it's very difficult to make these drums
react," he said.
Coupled with similar advances in synthesizers and the advent of computer sequencers, the era became dominated by a musical aesthetic that was at odds with the blues-based rock of the 1960s and 70s with its focus on guitar, bass, and drums
played by highly-skilled live musicians.
It's usually played with a set of three drums
of different sizes called dununs which are struck with sticks.