Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: sasa

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2625

Country of Origin: Liberia

Region of Origin: Africa

Instrument Category: Idiophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: IDI J 2

Description: This Sasa is a gourd with an exterior shell-beaded net to actuate sound production. The net is tied at the base of the gourd. It is played by tugging the string downward. See Stearns #2624. 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