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Mossi Flute (#2) - Burkina Faso

Price: $295.00

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Flutes are played to accompany the music of balafons and the rapid beat of drums during ceremonies and mask perfomances. They are played in groups of 5 to 7 or more men. Each flute is played in a set of notes with a complex but very repetitive tune. This a delightful small flute with three holes for change pitch. It has a rich brown patina and is 5 inches long. Because the languages in this area are tonal, flutes can imitate the tonal patterns of spoken phrases, as well those in songs.

NOTE: When displayed on the included custom made stand, this flute reaches a height of 7.5"

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