Welcome to NOVICA's Musical Instruments page! Talented artists handcraft this unique collection of musical instruments.
Explore the world through music and the instruments that make it - discover African, Brazilian, Peruvian and Indian instruments including the Djembe, Cajon, Quena, Panpipe, Bougarabou, Charango, Khim & Andean flute!
On December 15, 1991 after the necessary rites had been performed by the elders, Tetebo was seated as the Tufohene with the royal name of Nana Adu Amankwapam I.
In 1991, Adu Tetebo was selected by the Kingmakers as the next occupant of the Tufohene throne to succeed the late Nana Kwadwo Owusu. Tufohene is an Akan word for a person who counsels the chief. On December 15, 1991 after the necessary rites had been performed by the elders, Tetebo was seated as the Tufohene with the royal name of Nana Adu Amankwapam I.
Born into the Asona royal family on January 5, 1949, Amankwapam received his General School Certificate in 1970. Between 1970 and 1973, he read for a degree in accounting and today is a fellow of the Institute of Administrative Accountants and a member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians.
Amankwapam's forcefulness and leadership qualities have made him the inspiration of young and old. It has been his vision that the unemployed be trained and aided to improve their standard of living; he set up training workshops for youth in handicraft production. This includes carving, making and collecting beads, weaving Adinkra cloth and crafting cane furniture, mainly for the export market. He aspires to open two more such workshops so that Ghana's rich handicraft tradition can be shown to the world.
From Dionisio Quilla comes this delightful zampoña, a bamboo panpipe of glorious tones that recall the wind blowing across the majestic Peruvian highlands. Zampoña is an essential instrument to accompany the folk music of Peru and especially the....read more
An instrument dating back to the Inca Empire, this panpipe features eleven reed tubes of graduated length are bound by colorful textiles. Known as a zampoña, this traditional Andean panpipe is handcrafted by Benito Tito.
Original and beautiful, this handsome charango combines pinewood, walnut wood and congona wood. The ten-string Andean instrument is a South American version of the European mandolin, originally crafted from the shell of an armadillo. Benito Tito....read more
Beautiful and sonorous, this djembe drum depicts an African elephant. It comes from Daniel Asante's skill and imagination. Carved by hand, the pachyderm holds the cup-shaped drum in its back. Hand-woven kente cloth surrounds it. The goatskin head is....read more
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