Tik Tak Drum
Tik Tak Drum
Tik Tak Drum
Tik Tak Drum
Tik Tak Drum

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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Musical Instruments
World Cultures ➔ Tik Tak Drum

This instrument, shaped similar to a lollipop, has many different names such as Ratatak, Monkey, Spin, Whirling, and Prayer drums. In Kenya, the Tik Tak drum is called Dugi Dugi. Each small, round drum has been painted to show the hides of three different African animals: the giraffe, the zebra, and the cheetah. It is played by holding the wooden handle between both hands and rubbing them back and forth, causing the wooden beads to swing and strike the drums. 
Hide, Wood
18" h 4.5" w 1" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Purchased With Funds From The Michigan Humanities Council

Discovery Kit: Music (October 14 2019)

Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.

Virtual Discovery Kit: Music (April 2020)
Music is one of the first elements of culture that comes to mind. Music is found in all civilizations and has been for thousands of years. Use this collection to investigate a variety of musical instruments from around the world.
Bayard Gallery of Fine African-American Art
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