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We love our instruments

For the love of instruments, have a look at these portraits of traditional musical instruments from different parts of Africa.



From generation to generation, we love to dance and we love our music.

Drum “ditumba dya ndanya” from the Luba people of DR Congo Wood reptile skin. Photo: tribal art auction

Babatunde Olatunji. Photo:

Cameroon Photo:The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo: Fowler Museum at UCLA DCR Luba people.

Lamellophone, or ”thumb piano” (kasanji) from the Luba people of DR Congo,Wood and metal. Photo:


Photo: MM/Flickr

Man from a Ingasana tribe playing Vaza. Photo: Vít Hassan


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