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Photos: African drum festival in Abeokuta

A three-day African drum festival started in Abeokuta, southwest Nigeria on Thursday.

The festival was designed to promote Africa’s drum culture, rich cultural heritage and to impact knowledge on various techniques of drumming.

Drummers arrive to perform at the African drum festival in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria, on April 19, 2018.
Teenage drummers perform during the African drum festival in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria, on April 19, 2018.
Drummers arrive to perform at the African drum festival in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria, on April 19, 2018.
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Performing artists carry a drum to the stage at the African drum festival in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria, on April 19, 2018.

A drummer from Katsina in northwest Nigeria performs during the African drum festival in Abeokuta, Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, on April 19, 2018.
A teenage dancer performs during the African drum festival in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria, on April 19, 2018.
A man pours palmwine from the calabash at the African drum festival in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria, on April 19, 2018.


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