DONNO: Symbol of Bell Drum

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Bell Drum

The donno drum is a laced, double-headed hourglass-shaped drum which is hung across the shoulder with a strap. It is widely distributed across Ghana and the rest of West Africa. This gives a special effect to the sound of the drum. The donno drum is used in a variety of dance and music festivalsin the Akan community. The drums are also played to sing praises of notable members of the community for their good deeds