THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HARP Elaborately decorated model arched harp: the underside of the soundbox, which is in the shape of a ladle, is rounded and finely carved. It ends in a human head, turned slightly to the left, with lengthy wig and double crown. The Adungu Harp of Uganda is strikingly similar to an example […]Read More
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The Adungu Harp of Uganda & other African Lyres like the Kora is almost identical to the ancient Egyptian Arched harp?
Its construction was financed by the African nawab Sidi Surur II, formerly an officer. The large, fortress-like structure erected on a knoll was the palace of the Nawab. It was built around 1707. The walls and floors of several rooms were decorated with colored glass. About 4,000 Africans built the fortress of Colombo in the late 17th […]Read More
India and Africa have a shared history that runs deeper than is often realized. Trade between the regions goes back centuries – 4th century CE Ethiopian (Aksumite) coins have been found in southern India. Several African groups, particularly Muslims from east Africa, came to India as slaves and traders. On settling down in the country, […]Read More