Zoltán Viasz
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Gnawaa: Morocco's gnawa (or gnaoua) tradition is the music of crossroads: a place where Arab northern Africa and black sub-Saharan Africa meet. With its distinct and evocative mix of African and Arabic elements, gnawa ritual combines both music and acrobatic dancing to create an atmosphere that is said to induce both trances and healing.

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PERSIAN HARP Reconstructed Harp based on the cameo in the Taq Bostan, Kerman Shah

PERSIAN HARP Reconstructed Harp based on the cameo in the Taq Bostan, Kerman Shah

Village youth playing a guitar(sgra-snyan). An amulet hangs round his neck. David Snellgrove & Hugh RichardsonA Cultural History of Tibet

anthropologica: “ “ Village youth playing a ‘guitar’ (sgra-snyan). An amulet hangs round his neck. ” David Snellgrove & Hugh Richardson A Cultural History of Tibet ”

Chopi musician named Zhetiane, with a chitende bow, miming how a young man without a girl has to sleep with his bow instead, Mozambique, 1972

Chopi musician named Zhetiane, with a chitende bow, miming how a young man without a girl has to sleep with his bow instead, Mozambique, 1972

Ancient Chinese musical instrument Xun. The earliest xun is unearthed from Hemudu tomb dating back to 5,000 BC.

The Chinese xun is an ancient vessel flute, much like the ocarina. Learn all about this old instrument on this page!