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* Played by the Amazons during their celebration in ''Film/FrankensteinIsland''. It has a very African beat despite the island in question being in the Philippines and nowhere near Africa.


A sister trope to TheNativesAreRestless, this harks back to the days in [[DarkestAfrica deepest darkest Africa]], where the mood of the natives can be determined by their midnight drumming. If they're banging away on those puppies till the wee small hours, trouble is definitely brewing. The more anxious white people can be driven to nervous exhaustion by Those Infernal Drums ([[AGoodNameForARockBand a good name for a band]]), but the moment you really worry is [[ItsQuietTooQuiet when they stop, suddenly]]. Sometimes we get to see the wild abandoned dancing of the natives.

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A sister trope to TheNativesAreRestless, this harks back to the days in [[DarkestAfrica deepest darkest Africa]], where the mood of the natives can be determined by their midnight drumming. If they're banging away on those puppies till the wee small hours, trouble is definitely brewing. The more anxious white people [[IncessantMusicMadness can be driven to nervous exhaustion exhaustion]] by Those Infernal Drums ([[AGoodNameForARockBand a good name for a band]]), but the moment you really worry is [[ItsQuietTooQuiet when they stop, suddenly]]. Sometimes we get to see the wild abandoned dancing of the natives.


'''Upsidaisi:''' Dey say... "Boom diddy, boom diddy, boom boom boom".

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'''Upsidaisi:''' Dey say...sayjuma... "Boom diddy, boom diddy, boom boom boom".


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* ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'': The game uses them as a cue that it's about to unleash some fast-paced action on the players.

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* Invoked, complete with exact words, for the purpose of conveying wild, carnal depravity in the second episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark''. When [[TheAllAmericanBoy Clark]] is briefly over at [[ReallyGetsAround Cat]]'s apartment laying low from rampaging government agents, Cat sets him at ease and plays against her reputation, but as soon as he's on the phone with Lois and Perry she turns on a recording of jungle drums at high volume to give everyone at the Planet the impression that the two of them are, as Clark later puts it, "hanging from the chandeliers."
-->'''Perry:''' ''Jungle drums?!!''


* In Eugene O'Neill's ''The Emperor Jones'', the natives' drums start beating faster every time Jones expends a bullet.

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* In Eugene O'Neill's ''The Emperor Jones'', ''Theatre/TheEmperorJones'', the natives' drums start beating faster every time Jones expends a bullet.

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* ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'' gives it a twist: with Europe having been ravaged by natural disasters and its civilization collapsed, mention is made of drums in the night along the savage ''Rhine'' River.

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* ''Film/HeartOfDarkness1958'' sees the "bush telegraph" version PlayedForLaughs when the Accountant dictates his "interoffice memo" to a drummer, who relays the message with [[TranslationYes surprising terseness]].

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* Used in the intro to ''Radio/MoonOverAfrica'', about an expedition through Africa. The natives use drums for long-distance communication, and the white adventurer protagonists read the drum-talk to determine whether they are friendly or hostile, and to intercept news and gossip.
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* A cartoon by Whitney Darrow invoked the communication angle by showing a fellow pounding away on a drum while another drummer tells a white explorer, "Momboango gives [[Creator/DavidIcke the news behind the news]]."

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* [[Magazine/TheNewYorker A cartoon cartoon]] by Whitney Darrow invoked the communication angle by showing a fellow pounding away on a drum while another drummer tells a white explorer, "Momboango gives [[Creator/DavidIcke the news behind the news]]."

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* In ''Film/KingOfTheZombies'', voodoo drums are a constant (and unnerving) presence whenever the main characters are outside the mansion.


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* Since ComicStrip/ThePhantom's base of operations is in DarkestAfrica, these are often [[WrittenSoundEffect seen-heard]] conveying information across the jungle.
* Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon, where two explorers are hiding out in a tent from a percussionistic native tribe. One of them notices what the natives are beating and says, "Wait, Morrison!... It's OK--those are jungle ''triangles''!"
* A cartoon by Whitney Darrow invoked the communication angle by showing a fellow pounding away on a drum while another drummer tells a white explorer, "Momboango gives [[Creator/DavidIcke the news behind the news]]."
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-->'''Nervous Elk:''' We attack...at [[DawnAttack dawn!]]
-->'''Cactus Jack:''' Chief, why don't we attack now, when they're off guard?
-->'''Nervous Elk:''' Indians ''never'' attack till dawn!
-->'''Cactus Jack:''' Why?
-->'''Nervous Elk:''' 'Cause at night, Indians too busy pounding on those damned ''DRUMS!''

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-->'''Nervous Elk:''' We attack... at [[DawnAttack dawn!]]
-->'''Cactus
dawn!]]\\
'''Cactus
Jack:''' Chief, why don't we attack now, when they're off guard?
-->'''Nervous
guard?\\
'''Nervous
Elk:''' Indians ''never'' attack till dawn!
-->'''Cactus
dawn!\\
'''Cactus
Jack:''' Why?
-->'''Nervous
Why?\\
'''Nervous
Elk:''' 'Cause at night, Indians too busy pounding on those damned ''DRUMS!''
''DRUMS!''



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-->Most jazz musicians probably know this joke -- the one about the guy on Safari, who when travelling through the jungle hears some incredible drumming coming from a distance. The following conversation ensues with his local guide:\\
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Guy: Wow! That's amazing -- let's see if we find it!\\
Guide: No! We must go now -- when drums stop, big trouble!\\
Guy: But the drumming sounds amazing, I really want to check it out.\\
Guide: No -- we must go, when drums stop, big trouble!\\
Guy: But this is the kind of thing I came here to experience! I really want to hear it!\\
Guide: No! We must go before drums stop!\\
Guy: But why? What happens when the drums stop?\\
Guide: [[NobodyLovesTheBassist Bass solo!]]

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-->Most jazz musicians probably know this joke -- the one about the guy on Safari, who when travelling through the jungle hears some incredible drumming coming from a distance. The following conversation ensues with his local guide:\\
guide:\\\
'''Guy:''' Wow! That's amazing -- let's see if we find it!\\
'''Guide:''' No! We must go now -- when drums stop, big trouble!\\
'''Guy:''' But the drumming sounds amazing, I really want to check it out.
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Guy: Wow! That's amazing -- let's see if we find it!\\
Guide: No! We must go now -- when drums stop, big trouble!\\
Guy: But the drumming sounds amazing, I really want to check it out.\\
Guide:
'''Guide:''' No -- we must go, when drums stop, big trouble!\\
Guy: '''Guy:''' But this is the kind of thing I came here to experience! I really want to hear it!\\
Guide: '''Guide:''' No! We must go before drums stop!\\
Guy: '''Guy:''' But why? What happens when the drums stop?\\
Guide: '''Guide:''' [[NobodyLovesTheBassist Bass solo!]]






-->"What's he saying?"
-->"Wrong number!"

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-->"What's he saying?"
-->"Wrong
saying?"\\
"Wrong
number!"



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* ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode with the 'The jockies are restless tonight". Cue Bill playing bongo drums.
** And the obligatory VisualPun. The message sent on the drums involves a drum thrown at Tim and Graham with a message written on it.
* In one ''Series/SesameStreet'' sketch, Ernie is looking for Dr. Livingstone (who ''is'' that kind of doctor) to ask him an [[BlatantLies important]] question, with Bert reluctantly tagging along and wanting to go home at every setback. At the end, the drums are also beaten after Ernie asks [[ShoutOut his]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes question]], and Dr. Livingston remarks about the jungle being full of jokers.
** Before that, however, one of the people they run into is Taxi Driver [=McGillicuddy=]. (Or however it would be spelled.) His identity clarified, they hear JungleDrums:
-->Taxi Driver: Those drums! Those drums! They're sayin', "Taxiiiii!" I tell ya, it's a jungle out heayuh.

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode with the 'The "The jockies are restless tonight". Cue Bill playing bongo drums.
**
drums. And the obligatory VisualPun. The message sent on the drums involves a drum thrown at Tim and Graham with a message written on it.
* In one ''Series/SesameStreet'' sketch, Ernie is looking for Dr. Livingstone (who ''is'' that kind of doctor) to ask him an [[BlatantLies important]] question, with Bert reluctantly tagging along and wanting to go home at every setback. At the end, the drums are also beaten after Ernie asks [[ShoutOut his]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes question]], and Dr. Livingston remarks about the jungle being full of jokers.
** Before that, however, one of the people they run into is Taxi Driver [=McGillicuddy=]. (Or however it would be spelled.) His identity clarified, they hear JungleDrums:
-->Taxi Driver: Those drums! Those drums! They're sayin', "Taxiiiii!" I tell ya, it's a jungle out heayuh.
it.



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* Since ComicStrip/ThePhantom's base of operations is in DarkestAfrica, these are often [[WrittenSoundEffect seen-heard]] conveying information across the jungle.
* Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon, where two explorers are hiding out in a tent from a percussionistic native tribe. One of them notices what the natives are beating and says, "Wait, Morrison!... It's OK--those are jungle ''triangles''!"
* A cartoon by Whitney Darrow invoked the communication angle by showing a fellow pounding away on a drum while another drummer tells a white explorer, "Momboango gives [[Creator/DavidIcke the news behind the news]]."

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* Since ComicStrip/ThePhantom's base In one ''Series/SesameStreet'' sketch, Ernie is looking for Dr. Livingstone (who ''is'' that kind of operations is in DarkestAfrica, these doctor) to ask him an [[BlatantLies important]] question, with Bert reluctantly tagging along and wanting to go home at every setback. At the end, the drums are often [[WrittenSoundEffect seen-heard]] conveying information across also beaten after Ernie asks [[ShoutOut his]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes question]], and Dr. Livingston remarks about the jungle.
* Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon, where two explorers are hiding out in a tent from a percussionistic native tribe. One of them notices what the natives are beating and says, "Wait, Morrison!... It's OK--those are
jungle ''triangles''!"
* A cartoon by Whitney Darrow invoked
being full of jokers. Before that, however, one of the communication angle by showing people they run into is Taxi Driver [=McGillicuddy=]. (Or however it would be spelled.) His identity clarified, they hear JungleDrums:
-->'''Taxi Driver:''' Those drums! Those drums! They're sayin', "Taxiiiii!" I tell ya, it's
a fellow pounding away on a drum while another drummer tells a white explorer, "Momboango gives [[Creator/DavidIcke the news behind the news]]."jungle out heayuh.



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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', a skilled leatherworker can make many kinds of drums and sound them during a battle to give his team various bonuses. A typical kodo steed is shown to have some attached to the saddle but they aren't usable (unlike Warcraft 3, where a drummer mounted on a kodo increased combat effectivenes of nearby troops.)

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', a skilled leatherworker can make many kinds of drums and sound them during a battle to give his team various bonuses. A typical kodo steed is shown to have some attached to the saddle but they aren't usable (unlike Warcraft 3, where a drummer mounted on a kodo increased combat effectivenes of nearby troops.)



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* The [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman]] short, ''Jungle Drums''.

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* The [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman]] ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman]]'' short, ''Jungle Drums''."Jungle Drums".



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* This trope originated in West Africa, where [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_drum drums were indeed used to communicate long distances]]; however, the drummers did so over wide grassy plains. Jungles do not let sound carry far.
** There is an art to real message drumming and many musicians have taken up the art and passed it along to keep it from becoming an Endangered or Dead Language.

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* This trope originated in West Africa, where [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_drum drums were indeed used to communicate long distances]]; however, the drummers did so over wide grassy plains. Jungles do not let sound carry far. \n** There is an art to real message drumming and many musicians have taken up the art and passed it along to keep it from becoming an Endangered or Dead Language.





* The name of a level in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet''.


* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/BeyondTheBlackRiver," the Picts are communicating in drums, much to the displeasure of Conan and the others at the fort. To be sure the Picts are both white (a point lampshaded in the story) and in what would one day be Europe, but the trope is treated identically.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/BeyondTheBlackRiver," the Picts are communicating in drums, much to the displeasure of Conan and the others at the fort. To be sure the Picts are both white (a point lampshaded in the story) and in what would one day be Europe, but the trope is treated identically.


* In ''Explorers of Literature/{{Gor}}'', which took place in a FantasyCounterpart culture combining DarkestAfrica with the Amazon rainforest, the natives communicated via drum. {{Justified|Trope}} via "certain drum sounds correspond to the vowels of the language, and the drum rhythm mimics the rhythm of the native language."

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* In ''Explorers of Literature/{{Gor}}'', which took place in a FantasyCounterpart JustForFun/FantasyCounterpart culture combining DarkestAfrica with the Amazon rainforest, the natives communicated via drum. {{Justified|Trope}} via "certain drum sounds correspond to the vowels of the language, and the drum rhythm mimics the rhythm of the native language."


* ''{{Traveller}}'' Supplement 2 ''Animal Encounters''. Subverted in one possible encounter. The {{PC}}s hear this sound in the distance. If they investigate they find that it's a natural phenomena caused by a grove of hollow trees.

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* ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' Supplement 2 ''Animal Encounters''. Subverted in one possible encounter. The {{PC}}s hear this sound in the distance. If they investigate they find that it's a natural phenomena caused by a grove of hollow trees.

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