little metal sanza

April 26, 2010 9:34 PM

I decided to start doing some audio-video documenting of my various instruments: no grand opuses or anything, just little demonstrations. the video (which also includes a bit of show-and-tell spoken introduction) can be seen at YouTube.

posted by flapjax at midnite (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I call this instrument a sanza, but they go by various names, depending on what particular african language you happen to speak. There are probably hundreds of names for these instruments across Africa. Anyway, they are classified as lamellophones.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:36 PM on April 26, 2010

yes, please. More, please.
posted by _dario at 9:54 PM on April 26, 2010

Hey, thanks for this man. Your thumbs sure look like they know what they're doing! I was just thinking about you Sunday while watching a band from Senegal. Amazing stuff, African music.
posted by snsranch at 4:48 PM on April 27, 2010

I'm amazed that whole of a sound comes out of something that small and metal.
posted by ignignokt at 6:14 PM on April 27, 2010

You're the kickassingest.
posted by invitapriore at 9:37 PM on April 27, 2010

nice sound, reminds me of water
posted by francesca too at 2:17 PM on April 28, 2010

Love the video.
Looks like a commercial for a thousand year-old iPod.
Sympathetic buuhzz. (I've had that at many a party.)
posted by chococat at 4:18 PM on April 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

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