Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: harp

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Stearns Catalog #: 2613

Country of Origin: Morocco

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Instrument Category: Chordophone

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Location: CHO W 1

Description: This instrument comes from Morocco, and however, the donor, Leo Sarkisian, has seen identical instruments in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan. It is also similar to string instruments found in Sub-Saharan Africa. 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