Tag: What’s that sound?

What’s That Sound: ektara

by Beth Dolinar, writer and LUMOS! contributor We’re all familiar with the home-rigged telephone: a pair of tin cans connected by a string long enough to span the space between two buildings. Who knows how much conversation ever took place

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What’s That Sound? The Pepa

by Beth Dolinar, Luminari Coordinator It’s not easy to find a pepa horn in India these days, and it’s even harder to find a young person to play it. The pepa is a hornpipe with roots in the Assam region

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What’s That Sound? The Lur

by Beth Dolinar, Luminari Coordinator, Speak & Tell! Director In each issue of LUMOS!, we offer a regular series about the unique and unusual (and sometimes downright strange) instruments we’ve never heard. And since we can’t really understand an instrument

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What’s That Sound? The Mbira

by Beth Dolinar, Luminari Coordinator, Speak & Tell! Director In each issue of LUMOS!, we offer a regular series about the unique and unusual (and sometimes downright strange) instruments we’ve never heard. And since we can’t really understand an instrument

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