Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: kalungu

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2635

Country of Origin: Liberia

Region of Origin: Africa

Instrument Category: Membranophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: MEM X 2

Description: This Kalungu (Talking Drum) comes from Liberia, this type of instrument is not used much anymore except in Nigeria. 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