What are some interesting musical instruments from other cultures?
If you’re interested in learning more about music in other cultures, there is a variety of instruments to learn about. African cultures produce a multitude of interesting-sounding and fun-to-play instruments like the djembes and drums. There is also a lot of interesting instruments that come from Asia like gongs and prayer bells. I recently purchased a musical instrument pack from a gift shop supplier that included an assortment of African percussion instruments. My kids love to play them and make songs.
Here’s a list of some interesting instruments you may not have heard of before
– Contrabass Balalaika: a string instrument from Russia
– Kalimba: an African instrument also known as a thumb piano
– The Kora: an African string instrument
– The Talking Drum: an hourglass-shaped drum from Africa