Mossi Flute, Burkina Faso - (#7938)
17.5" on stand. Includes custom-made base 2.5" by 2.5".
In Burkina Faso, West Africa, the Mossi play flutes to accompany the music of other instruments during ceremonies. Each flute is played in a set of notes with a complex but very repetitive tune. Because the languages in this area are tonal, flutes can imitate the tonal patterns of spoken phrases, as well those in songs.