X86.1932 Trough zither

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Trough zither (inaga)
Marundi peoples
Wood and cordage
L: 99.1 cm (L: 39.0 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1932


This stringed instrument is played by men to accompany pleasurable vocal performances. Often called “whispered singing.” Zither music is intimate and is played in the evening for small groups of friends.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 300