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dc.coverage.spatialSierra Leone (Africa)en_GB
dc.coverage.temporalstart=1890; end=1899; scheme=DCTERMS.W3CDTFen_GB
dc.creatorAlldridge, Thomas Joshua, 1847-1916en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2004-11-05T16:16:02Z
dc.date.available2004-11-05T16:16:02Z
dc.date.created2003-12-18en_GB
dc.date.issued2004-11-05T16:16:02Z
dc.identifier.otherRCSPC-Y30446F-028en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/1240
dc.description158 x 112 mm. Showing two Mandingo or Mandinka men, a Mohammedan group in West Africa, posing for their portraits with their wooden xylophones: 'This instrument is known as the balenjeh, or African piano. It is about three feet long, and consists of some fifteen short pieces of wood, mounted over small hollow gourds, the whole set in a frame and played like a dulcimer, with two small sticks with rubber knobs to them...The effect was very fine, as the tones produced are soft and melodious. Generally the musicians wear over the backs of their hands a small piece of skin or leather to which are fastened hollow iron cylinders; to these again are attached little rings, and as the hands work the strikers, these jingling irons make a pleasant tinkling sound which harmonises well with the music.' (Alldridge, T.J. (1901), 'The Sherbo and its hinterland', London: Macmillan and Company, p.289).en_GB
dc.format.extent1 image file, 89KB, 72 dpi, 24 bit, 600 x 424 Pixels, JPEG, Quality 9. Captured on: Camera Body - Mamiya RB, Camera Back - Leaf Valeo 11 Digital. With: Lighting - 1000w Bowens Flash Heads, Lens - Mamiya 50mm f/4.5 Wide Angle Lens, ISO - 25, Aperture - F/16, Shutter-Speed - 1/125en_GB
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dc.language.isoen_GBen_GB
dc.publisherRoyal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofRCS Photograph Collection, Y30446F.en_GB
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dc.sourceRCS Y30446F/28en_GB
dc.titleThe Behlanjeh, the national musical instrument of the Mandingosen_GB
dc.typeImageen_GB
dc.rights.generalCopyright Cambridge University Library.en_GB


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