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Music is an exciting part of everyone's life. This glossary is about musical instruments. African instruments to be exact. While some may like the sound of a xylophone, a marimba may peak your interest.

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The Talking Drum is an hour glass shaped drum from Western Africa, mainly the Yoruba people of Ghana. It exists in a multitude of variation but similar in construction. Its pith can be regulated to ...

Domain: Music; Category: Music artists

Discovered as early as 1497 in Capetown, South Africa by European travelers, this flute creates tunes of high to low pitch. . The playing of this flute was found among the Venda tribe, which had ...

Domain: Music; Category: Music instruments

Originally a Zimbabwean instrument, the mbira is also known as the thumb piano. It is an instrument that is made of a wooden gourd, and inside is staggered metal keys. It is part of the idiophone ...

Domain: Music; Category: Music instruments

Consisting of wooden gourds as resonators which are hit with mallets, the marimba is a member is the percussion family.Much like the xylophone, it has a broader and lower tonal range and resonators ...

Domain: Music; Category: Music instruments

This rope tuned, skin covered goblet drum is famous for the unique and variety of sounds its can produce when played bare handed. This is because of hardwood body and the untreated rawhide drum head, ...

Domain: Music; Category: Music instruments

A traditional South Sudanese instrument, which is made of Antelope Horn, carved, hollowed, perforated, stitched, strung tied and knotted. It has a narrow rounded point, with marked ribbing around its ...

Domain: Music; Category: Music instruments

Linked to the Colonial past of Zaire, which is now Democratic Republic of Congo, this instrument is attributed to Mangbetu people. It is an arched harp made of twisted copper wire, with a geometric, ...

Domain: Music; Category: Music instruments

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