14 jan – art object
Today we are going to talk about music and more precisely about traditional musical instruments. How many traditional musical instruments do you know? If I talk to you about Zhajiao, Ngoma, or Lava, does that mean anything to you? There is a good chance that not, and this is quite normal, the musical instruments are very numerous. I suggest you follow me to learn more about these instruments. We will see what their roles are, when they appeared, and many other things. Let’s discover together the world’ s traditional instruments.
Preview 8 of the 38 musical instruments from the World’s traditional instruments collection in the ARTURE application.
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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT traditional musical instruments
The first evidence of the existence of musical instruments dates from 35,000 years ago.
There are four main instrumental families: membranophones, aerophones, cordophones and idiophones.
Musical instruments are used to contact ancestors, to honor spirits, to charm, to encourage or entertain.
Existing in most civilizations, musical instruments have an extra-musical function that reinforces cultural belonging.
During ritual music, the instrument becomes a blessed object, like an intermediary between the world of the gods and the world of men.
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“A musical instrument says a lot about the civilization that created it. I like to observe and analyze each instrument in the smallest details to try to discover its subtleties. I often try to understand its usefulness and the spiritual issues that define it.”Maxime ARTURE
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