Greenlandic drums

Greenlandic Tradition - Drum Dancing

Alexandra Pipaluk Hammeken
Alexandra Pipaluk Hammeken
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One of the oldest Greenlandic traditions is Greenlandic drum dancing.

Greenlandic drumsYou can tell from the size, skin or fabric where the drum is from.

The small drums are from the most northern part of Greenland, Qaanaaq.

The bigger ones with a similar shape as the small drums are from the east part of Greenland.

The real round ones with light fabric are from Alaska.

The drums with black fabric are from Canada, Nunavut.