"Go-di-di-go-go-di-go. Di-go-go-di-go. It was the ekwe talking to the clan. One of the things every man learned was the language of the hollowed-out wooden instrument."

The ekwe is a traditional Igbo drum with rectangular slits on the exterior of the drum. The interior of the instrument is completely hollowed out. Most commonly made from the trunk of a tree, the ekwe comes in a variety of designs and sizes, depending on its purpose.

Ekwe Igbo drum
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