Musicians and Musical Instruments, Sierra Leone, early 1820s

Description

Caption, Jellemen of Soolimana. The principal instruments used [by the Jelle-men] are the kora, in sound and shape resembling a guitar; the ballafoo [balafon] . . .; different-sized drums; and a flute with three notes, which is only used as an accompaniment to other instruments . . . (p. 369). The author travelled in Sierra Leone in the early 1820s.

Source

Alexander Gordon Laing, Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in Western Africa (London, 1825), facing, p. 369. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

LCP-30

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Rivers

Citation

"Musicians and Musical Instruments, Sierra Leone, early 1820s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1634
Caption, Jellemen of Soolimana.  The principal instruments used [by the Jelle-men] are the kora, in sound and shape resembling a guitar; the ballafoo [balafon] . . .; different-sized drums; and a flute with three notes, which is only used as an accompaniment to other instruments . . . (p. 369). The author travelled in Sierra Leone in the early 1820s.
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