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Sound sample of a Tharam

  • Torres Strait Islands, Murray Island, Thursday Island
  • Music, Songs & Language

This is the sound of a the Lumut or Tharam - a bamboo log drum. A pair of bamboo sticks are used to play this instrument. This instrument features in many of Bangarra's sound tracks that are inspired by Torres Straight Islander Culture, Country and stories.