Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: kanun

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2643

Country of Origin: Egypt

Region of Origin: Middle East

Instrument Category: Chordophone

Date of Fabrication:


Description: This Egyptian Kanoon was presented to Leo Sarkisian in Cairo in 1966. He was told by the musicians who gave it to him that it was made by a famous, well-known instrument maker. 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