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Have you ever heard of the Kora harp ?

A kora is a harp built from a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin to make a resonator with a long hardwood neck. The skin is supported by two handles that run under it, and it supports a notched double free-standing bridge. It doesn't fit into any one category of musical instruments, but rather several, and must be classified as a "double-bridge-harp-lute." The strings run in two divided ranks, making it a double harp. They do not end in a soundboard but are held in notches on a bridge, making it a bridge harp. They originate from a string arm or neck and cross a bridge directly supported by a resonating chamber, making it a lute too.

this is pretty cool instrument from mali.
Hope you'll enjoy it.

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Added: Feb-21-2014 Occurred On: Feb-21-2014
By: igneel1307
Other Entertainment, Music
Tags: instrument, music, art, africa
Location: Mali (load item map)
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