jeli ngɔni (West African four-stringed grigot lute)

~ String instrument

Description

Four-stringed banjo-like lute from West Africa, traditionally played by griots. Made of hollowed out wood with an animal hide as membrane.

Relationships

from: Guinea
Mali
Niger
derivations: banjo
gumbri
related instruments: xalam
type of: lute
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picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2014-08-09_Bassekou_Kouyate_&_Ngoni_ba_045.JPG [info]