A clay pot drum of the Igbo People
from Nigeria. The instrument has a few different names
(abang) and is also played in parts of Ghana
and recently versions have been made in Brazil.
This particular version was designed
by Stephen Wright of the Wright
Hand Drum Co. in the USA and is called "ubang."
The hand slaps down over the side hole to produce
a variety of low, bass-like air sounds. The other
hand taps on the clay shell much in the manner that
ghatam (clay pot from India) players do.