Africa has beauty- the people, the dance, the instruments, and
alot more. I’ve always been curious about African items and
see the beauty in African art. (So I once did a report in
college about African instruments.)
Now you can see for yourself about African instruments,
here is a great site about this. The categories the site has
involve: Musical instruments, rain sticks, drums, baskets,
pottery, cds books and video.
(I’m really really glad they have those things.
The cds , books and video has extra
information to give even though they provide you with
a little bit of information on the site for the instruments.
Interesting what you find out in a day. I just learned that
the keys from the xylophone are made from male Shea Butter tree.
Now, for their instrument Kalimba- Africans sit in a circle, tell stories,
sing songs and play the kalimba. Here come the shakers. The shakers are
a Ghana woven Rattle.
(Keep in mind, these shakers have different names.
That’s just one of the shakers names.) But back to the Ghana woven
rattles- They are filled with stones and the straws and reed are on the
outside. ( I really like the color patterns and the way they’ve been sewn)
Oh and they’ve got these latterns that look like they could be the stars
on a Christmas Tree. Wow, these lanterns taking my
Anyways, now that I’ve given you a synopsis of the
site, I introduce you to the site where this information and
all of these products can be found. That site is::
Oh, Look it’s the side angle xylophone. Choice: