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!
Bomukasa focuses on rural areas. The company offers opportunities to young, disenfranchised individuals, cultivating the innate skills hidden within their own hands.
The drums of Louis K. Botchway and Bomukasa have been featured in Pool & Spa Living magazine.
Bomukasa began as a sole proprietorship, started in 1980 by Louis Kojo Botchway. The name Bomukasa came into being in 1982, when Louis Kojo Botchway brought some artistic wood carvers and performing artists together to work and to train young people interested in the field. In the Akan language, Bomukasa literally means "together to discuss," its musical implication suggesting the discussion of sound.
According to Botchway, the beginning was not easy. A talented artist, he completed a course in wood carving in 1979, and also studied graphic arts. Eventually he became interim president of Ghana's Wood Carvers Association, a recently formed group promoting the interests of its members.
From humble beginnings with shoestring capital, Bomukasa Limited has grown into a successful producer of quality and creative African goods such as musical instruments, furniture, masks, and decorative panels.
Bomukasa focuses on rural areas, working with the source of the raw materials. They offer opportunities to young, disenfranchised individuals, cultivating the innate skills hidden within their own hands. Currently Bomukasa comprises about 25 apprentices, 30 part-time employees, and a permanent staff of 20.
Contrasts of white and black, amplified by intricate bronze details, characterize this elegant handmade instrument. The khim was introduced to Thailand over a century ago by Chinese merchants, who referred to it as a yang ch'in. Thai artisans....read more
Dionisio Quilla marks the beat of Peru's musical traditions with an elegant cajón drum. Quilla crafts the cajón from higuerilla wood featuring two cotton and copper strings that regulate the drum's reverberation. Known as bordoneras,....read more
Jacaranda wood lends its extraordinary beauty to this quena flute. Crafted by hand, it is a legacy of the Inca, an indispensable instrument in today's traditional Peruvian music. Benito Tito perforates holes of different widths to ensure a sweet....read more
With bamboo and pebbles Dionisio Quilla crafts a melodious rain stick. Quilla is an expert in the art of crafting traditional musical instruments. He paints the edges of the rain stick in turquoise blue featuring Inca glyphs. The case features the bright....read more
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