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X86.1932 Trough zither


Object Name: Trough zither (inaga)
Place of Origin: Burundi
Cultural Group: Marundi peoples
Materials Used: Wood and cordage
Dimensions: L: 99.1 cm (L: 39.0 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1932

This stringed instrument is played by men to accompany pleasurable vocal performances. Often called “whispered singing.” Zither music is intimate and is played in the evening for small groups of friends.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 300

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