Role of Griot in African music.docx

This instrument is made of a neck that is one meter

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300 years ago. This instrument is made of a neck that is one meter long, a guard and 21 strings that run along the neck. The kora is one of the griot's instruments where the musician plays the instrument on a sitting position producing sound by plugging the stings of the kora. Over time, kora has turned out to be one of the most popular instruments in Western Africa as compared to other instruments. The instrument according to ( Agawu, 2014) contributes a lot of richness and diversity to the Mande society regarding tones and musical styles. Also, this instrument still accrues useful advantages from the griot’s instruments. Ngoni The Ngoni is one of the other instrument of the griot contribution in Mande society. This instrument, similarly to the Kora, produces sounds through plugging. The instrument is made of strings which are identical and slightly larger. Ngoni has a smoothly curved structure that acts as
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THE ROLE OF GRIOT IN AFRICAN MUSIC 3 a sound box. A cylindrical-shaped neck connects to the sound box. Strings run along the neck, and two of the strings are stopped. There is a close relationship of the Ngoni to the blue guitarists and the banjo player who is in the United States. This contribution to the Mande music is empirical for the advancement of the music industry both in Africa and on the world stage.
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