The Ethiopian Begena - claimed to have been brought to Ethiopia by Menelik I - son of King Solomon & The Queen of Sheba! This Lyre has 10 strings - the same as the Biblical Kinnor...
The Obukano Bass Lyre from Kenya
The Litungu Lyre from Keny
The Nyatiti Lyre from Kenya
The Edongo [sometimes spelt Ndongo], is a Royal Court instrument of the Baganda people of Uganda. It is constructed rather like the Asherroo of Somalia, with the posts inserted through the covering s
The Baganda & Basoga lyres of Uganda - made of lizard skin and laced with to a non-sonorous skin in the same manner as the harp and drums. The strings are tied into a piece of wood and inserted into
The Egyptian Simsimiyya - still played in Port Said...
The Ugandan Adungu Harp - almost identical to the ancient Egyptian arched harp!
Ancient Egyptian Arched Harp c.1400BCE - almost identical to the Ugandan Adungu, this harp also once had a skin membrane sounnboard!
The Mesolithic 60,000 year old Musical Bow - still being played in Africa to the present day!
Mesolithic Musical Bow, being played one of the San - the San Bushmen are genetically the most diverse race on the planet & therefore the ancestor of all the modern human races! Their culture is a rem