Stearns Collection Item Detail

hausa horn

Name of Instrument: hausa horn

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2605

Country of Origin:

Region of Origin: Africa

Instrument Category: Aerophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: AER A 3

Description: In 1958, these collapsable, two-piece brass Hausa Horns were given to Leo Sarkisian by Hausa musicians in Kaduna (Northern Nigeria). Horns are like these are commonly found in Nigeria. See Stearns #2604. Leo Sarkisian is Voice of America (VOA) Broadcaster and Writer in Washington, D.C. and former Director for Ethnic Recordings, Tempo International, Hollywood, CA. In Africa, Leo is known as VOA's Music Man.

The Leo Sarkisian Collection