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Cymbal

Cymbal

From Bronze Age to Global Stage. Emerging in antiquity, cymbals evolved from military to ceremonial use. Late inclusion in music led to pivotal roles in classical, rock, and pop genres.

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Tabla

Tabla

300 Years of Rhythmic Tradition. Uncover the origins influenced by vocal styles and Persian traditions, the debate around its inception, and its growth from pakhawaj, becoming an indispensable component of Indian classical and Hindustani music.

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Erhu

Erhu

Exploring the Erhu: A Timeless Presence in Chinese Music. Discover its roots in traditional performances, its role in ‘guoyue,’ and its evolving significance through the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Marimba

Marimba

From African legends to Latin rhythms, the marimba’s journey resonates. Enslaved Africans introduced it to Central and South America, shaping musical landscapes across continents.

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Guzheng

Guzheng

Unveiling the Guzheng: Ancient Origins and Everlasting Resonance. Explore the debate over its emergence, legends of its strings, and its evolving design and popularity, resonating through centuries.

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Mandola

Mandola

From Lute to Modern Folk. Discover its evolution from the lute, its role as a precursor to the mandolin, and its enduring presence in both historical and contemporary music, enriching the world of folk ensembles.

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