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Akeem Ayanniyi



Santa Fe New Mexican


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Booth 101 The Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria utilize drums in their daily lives. Akeem Ayanniyi is a ninth-generation drum maker and drummer and is in the process of training his son Azeem. Ayanniyi’s drums are made from mahogany, goatskin and steel. Rope is used to tighten the skins to keep the drums in tune for long periods of time. The drums are often carved and painted on the outside to enhance their beauty.