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A brief example that showcases two traditional African instruments: the balafon and the kora. The balafon is a melodic, percussive instrument, similar to a xylophone, made from wooden keys positioned over gourd resonators. The kora, a stringed instrument with a particularly vibrant sound akin to a harp combined with a lute, is considered to be one of the most melodic instruments in Africa.

Composed and performed by:
Patrick Chartol

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