Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: tambura

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2645

Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Region of Origin: Middle East

Instrument Category: Chordophone

Date of Fabrication:


Description: Leo Sarkisian collected this Tambura in the northern town of Mazari Sharif in 1954. 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