When people think of African music, they usually think of drums. When people think of African Drums, they usually think of Djembe drums. One of the most common and popular instruments in Africa though is the talking drum. The talking drum is small; easy to carry wherever you need it; and it's easy to play. You can learn more about the talking drum in this free article here. You can watch a video of a talking drum and Balafon being played for a dance in Africa here.