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ankle bells


Name of Instrument: ankle bells

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2622

Country of Origin: West Africa

Region of Origin: Africa

Instrument Category: Idiophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: IDI B 2

Description: These Ankle Bells come from West Africa, and can also be found in other southern African countries. 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