Xylophone: Djegele


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Artifact Identification Xylophone: Djegele   (1999.01.0005A)
  1. Communication T&E
  2. :
  3. Musical T&E
  4. :
  5. Musical Instruments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1964
Culture Senufo
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 147.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 61.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 44.5 cm
Weight 11,700 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Gourd, Plant--Wood, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Textile, Plastic
Manufacturing Processes Hollowing, Cutting
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

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."

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Lamissa just received a book on the balafon that the Museum may want to photocopy.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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