African Kora - A Symbol of Storytelling
you ever felt tired with big history books? Here’s a different way to
learn about the past.
African history, the Mandinka kora served as a way for historians,
genealogists and storytellers to pass their stories and past onto their
descendants. African kings would have a kora player to not only
entertain them, but to pass down their history to the next generation.
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The Gankeke Bell or Gong And Its Unique History
What is a Gankeke
The Gankeke Bell shaped gong is made out of iron, with a long square
handle and a large acoustic body. The sound of the gong is used to
summon the ancestors and gods.
To create the sound, the gong is struck with a wooden stick. Keep
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How to Play an African Tambourine
Egyptian tambourines are a popular musical instrument in Africa and
the US both. People love them for their hand-made look and authentic
Egyptian sound, along with the fact that they are very easy to play.
While many people know how to shake a tambourine, few know how to get
the most out of this instrument.
Click here to learn how to play a tambourine.