Mossi Flute (#2) - Burkina Faso
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"