Category Archives: Music

Kenyan Culture at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2014

Khanga Khanga, also known as leso, is a rectangular piece of cotton fabric in bright colors and bold designs used throughout Africa. It originated on the east African coast in the mid-1800s, and was brought to Kenya from India in … Continue reading

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Paraguayan Harp

This past week in my travels, I ran across a street musician in Quebec City from Chile playing the Paraguayan Harp (for American, European, and Asian tourists). Not realizing there are various styles of harps from all around the world, … Continue reading

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