Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: rebab

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Stearns Catalog #: 2611

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Instrument Category: Chordophone

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Location: CHO H 2

Description: This Rebab is played with a plectrum. This is a gift of Leo Sarkisian. Leo recorded Tawakal(?) Khan playing this very rebab in 1953; Leo considers Kahn to have been the best rebab player of all time. 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