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Definition: The family name of all instruments which have strings stretched across a box. Popular in central Europe, In addition to the melody strings, the Concert Zither has a guitar type fretboard (similar to the epinette des vosges), and other models have strings grouped together in chords.
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The Djembe with its wide range of tones, produced by its thick goat skin, tight tuning and shape, is West Africa's most popular drum, originating hundreds of years ago. Today it is found throughout West Africa but it is traditionally from Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast amongst the Bambara, Mandingo, more