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Music of East Africa from Smithsonian Folkways

Eastern Africa is a culturally diverse and scenic region that includes the source of the Nile, Africa’s two highest mountains, and 20 territories stretching south and east from the Horn of Africa (according to the UN’s geographical scheme). Choral music and instruments such as the xylophone and karyenda drums are among the region’s musical traditions. “Music of East Africa from Smithsonian Folkways” features the choral harmonies of Ugandan coffee farmers, a Kenyan party song, and the Rhodesian (modern-day Zimbabwe) xylophone.