Tag: musical instrument

A Baoulé musician of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, plays on his homemade guitar and sings worship songs in his native tongue. The songs are based on the Psalms but use traditional Baoulé rhythms and melodies.

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Badeya Cultural Dance Group, a musical group made up primarily of Guinean Susu migrants, perform for tourists at the Palm Beach Resort in Serekunda, The Gambia.

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Portrait of a Guinean Susu musician performing at a beach resort in The Gambia.

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A balafon is a type of West African xylophone made from wood and different sized gourds.

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A Mamprusi boy plays a traditional hourglass drum at a celebration in northern Ghana.

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Mamprusi drummers and their ‘talking drums’ lead a parade through the town of Nalerigu, Ghana, in celebration of the Baptist Medical Centre’s 50th anniversary.

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The Anaguta Isharuw International Dance Group demonstrates a traditional dance in elaborate cowrie shell costumes accompanied by drums and flutes.

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A man plays violin for passing tourist and locals inside the Jewish Quarter of Old Town Jerusalem in hopes of gathering some money. The man is from Michigan but has recently moved to live in Jerusalem.

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People sing and dance in front of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, on Christmas Day.

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An aboriginal man in traditional body paint plays a didgeridoo in Australia.

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An Agta man plays the guitar after a Sunday church service in a village near Iriga City, the Philippines.

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Two Christian Agta men play the guitar before Sunday service as children crowd around and listen in the village of Santa Justina, near Iriga City, the Philippines.

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An IMB missionary leads and prays with a youth group at a church in Parina, the Philippines.

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An IMB missionary works with a youth group at a church in Parina, the Philippines.

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A man plays a guitar on the tracks at the busy Kota train station in downtown Jakarta, Indonesia.

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An indigenous man in traditional costume performs at the Independence Day celebration “Sing-Sing” in the town of Nabo, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

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A group of men women in traditional dress perform during a fall festival in Retz, a small town on the border of Austria and the Czech Republic.

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Sicilian boys play accordions in an alley of Syracuse, Italy, to get some spending money. One of them was later spotted buying ice cream with his tips.

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A man plays the drums inside a Sikh gurdwara in Southall, a suburb of London, England. London is home to a sizable Sikh population.

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The La Valletta Band marching band marches in the Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck parade in Valletta, Malta. The parade is held every year to commemorate the shipwreck of the Apostle Paul in Malta in 60 A.D, which led to the Malta’s conversion to Christianity from paganism.

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