|Artifact Identification||Xylophone: Djegele (1999.01.0005A)|
|Location||On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||147.0 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||61.5 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||44.5 cm|
|Materials||Plant--Gourd, Plant--Wood, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Textile, Plastic|
|Manufacturing Processes||Hollowing, Cutting|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
The djegele is a wooden xylophone played by one musician. It is perhaps the most important and distinct musical instrument played by the Senufo people. Djegele are paired in performance and the djegele ensemble is central to the music performed in a wide range of ritual and social settings. The ensemble most often includes two gbogo drums and is called yatinye, literally "that thing that makes noise." - Formerly on the Spurlock Museum exploration "Musical Expressions of the Senufo-Tagba."
Lamissa just received a book on the balafon that the Museum may want to photocopy.