I.B.I.S (lore)

Sound sample of a Warup

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

This is the sound of the Warup, an hour glass shaped drum. The head of the drum is covered with stretched snake or goanna skin and is tuned with beeswax. This instrument features in many of Bangarra's sound tracks that are inspired by Torres Straight Islander Culture, Country and stories.