Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: gunbri

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2615

Country of Origin: Morocco

Region of Origin: Africa

Instrument Category: Chordophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: CHO A 2

Description: This Gunibri with a tortoise shell body was given to the Stearns Collection by Leo Sarkisian. He collected it in a small shop in Casablanca during one of his visits during the 1970s. 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