Musical Instruments of West Africa
Musical Instruments of Central and Eastern Africa
African-Derived Musical Instruments of the Caribbean and the Bahamas
African-Derived Musical Instruments of Central and South America
African-Derived Musical Instruments of the United States
Presentations include a discussion of the instruments' traditional and contemporary uses and a
demonstration of playing techniques.
Applications: Lecture-demonstrations can be used to augment classroom lessons or to flesh out museum
exhibitions, festival activities and other special events programs.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT-MAKING WORKSHOPS
Workshops feature step-by-step instruction in the making of the following African and African-derived
Sekere (Yoruba netted gourd rattle)
Axatse (Ewe netted gourd rattle)
Wasamba/Wassahoumba (West African sistrum or disc rattle)
Diddley Bow (U.S. descendant of the Central and East African board zither)
Cuica (wood-or gourd-based friction drum)
Guiro (gourd-based rasp)
Reco-Reco (bamboo-based rasp)
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