An hourglass shaped drum beaten with one stick from Kerala. India.
A wooden drum with a baritone voice used by the Igede people of Nigeria. It forms a set of three with Okpirih and Ubah.
Congolese thumb piano with 9 iron tongues.
A rattle formed by a set of shiny seeds strung on a wooden or string handle, or on a grass belt. These rattles can be played softly, or are capable of producing a voluminous sound for their size. Nigeria.
A one-stringed Indian folk instrument. It consists of a gourd that has been pierced by a stick of bamboo. Another piece of bamboo forms the tuning peg. The bridge is usually formed by a coin, a piece of coconut, plastic or some other material. The ektar is described in ancient Sanskrit texts as the ekatantri vina, literally the one stringed lute.
Ritual Afro-Cuban drum also known as the executioner. It leads the sacrifices that take place during the rituals.
Two tone Ibo log drum. Played with either a plain wooden stick, or a rubber-tipped beater. Nigeria.
Instruments that depend on electric power for producing sounds and for amplification.
Large log xylophone. Uganda.
Bamboo flute. Brazil.
Simple one-note flute used in ceremonial rituals. Ethiopia.
Ritual Afro-Cuban drum also known as tambor de orden (order drum). It’s the first drum to be heard during the ritual..
A six or seven string zither that first entered East Africa with nomadic cattle keepers who migrated from what is now Southern Ethiopia.
Five fingerhole flute made our of bamboo, reed or lobelia stalk. Uganda.
One-string bowed instrument. The resonator is resonator made of wood or cow horn. Uganda.
Long lead drum. Uganda.
Large African drums from the African Great Lakes region. They are made of wood, covered with cow skin.
A keyed fiddle, ancestor to the nyckelharpa, still played today. Sweden.
Ritual Afro-Cuban drum. It’s the drum that is used to assemble and communicate with the various íremes (ancestral spirits).
A pair of panpipes. Uganda.
Eight-string harp. Uganda.
A set of 15 tuned drums used in Ugandan court music.
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A French instrument of the dulcimer family. It is oblong, often with 7 strings, 3 of which are fretted.
A 2 string bowed lute. It has a small body and a long neck, with a range of three octaves. Since there is no fingerboard, finger pressure is a critical part of the erhu technique. China.
North Indian bowed instrument with 20 metal frets and 12 to 15 sympathetic strings.
Esterilla means mat in Spanish. It’s a percussion instrument that resembles a small placemat. The esterilla is formed by small round pieces of wood that are woven together. When bent or rubbed, it makes a percussive sound. Colombia.
Drum and dance of the Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya. Read more: Isukuti dance of Western Kenya Inscribed for Urgent Safeguarding.