RUIGE RAKKERS | TALK WITH THE TALKING DRUM

  • Sun 17 Dec
  • 13:00 - 16:00

Ruige Rakkers (literally translated as Rough Rascals) is THE Sunday activity on the wharf for everyone between 4 and 12 years old! Every week between 13:00 – 16:00 you can just walk in and join a different program. This week you can make music with Mame!

The talking drum is an instrument from ouest Africa, Tama is the name in my local language Wolof from Senegal, is an ancestral instrument very useful to communicate inter-village and to share the message ‘and also is a led instrument for ceremonies, baptize and weddings to play together to creat beat and rhythms and harmonies. The most interesting you play the instrument with your own energy and change the tones it’s very playful and gives great energy.

Let us introduce you to Mame N’Diack Thiam, the always joyful and multi-talented artist from Senegal.  Mame N’Diack Thiam is not only a great musician, but he also has an important message to share. In the past 16 years, Mame has travelled to many different countries, always using his music as a force of good. In the following weeks, Sinchi will share more about his journey, his work and life-long connection to the talking drum. Did you know that this instrument from West-Africa has the ability to mimic human speech? Or that it is used to send messages across vast distances? Stay tuned to learn more about this captivating instrument, its many meanings and the power of healing.

Entrance: free