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M u s i c a l   I n s t r u m e n t s

 

Tube Fiddle

Lyres used to be made from lizard skin but nowadays they are made with goat  or cow hide. This instrument is made by the Basoga from Jinja.

Metal thumb piano

Made of: Scrap metal, old tin cans & recycled metal springs.To tune the thumb piano adjust the length of the keys. Pluck the keys to create music.The circlets should jingle as you do so. In a local setting, several different sizes of thumb piano would be played together.

Wooden Thumb Piano
The Basoga tribe are renowned for their fine musical instruments.
Malinzi Erizefali, 70,  has been making musical instruments for as long as he can remember.  His grandfather taught him, just as he teaches his sons and grandchildren. Instead of using springs from old mattresses, nowadays he uses springs from car seats.   He works with his son Moses in Iganga near Jinja in Uganda.

Made of: Eucalyptus & recycled metal springs.
To tune the thumb piano adjust the length of the keys. Pluck the keys to create music.The circlets should jingle as you do so. In a local setting, several different sizes of thumb piano would be played together.

Drums
Cow hide and wood various sizes. Metal Shakers Tin cans such as refined USA vegetable cooking oil are reused in this metal instrument shaker.  Seeds within create the sounds which are drawn out by the holes punched in the metal.
Panpipes or Flutes are made from elephant grass (resembles bamboo but not) and rubber.




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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT_SHAKER Reeds barkcloth trim
 
   
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