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Musicians and Instruments of Africa

The first temporary exhibition of the Music Museum made with Afrikayna takes place from February 28, 2020 to February 28, 2021 (the exhibition is subject to an extension due to the Covid-19 crisis).

Exhibition poster

Through its geography and history, Morocco has been linked to both Andalusia and Africa.
The exhibition displays musical instruments and photographs which give the visitor a better understanding of the diversity of African music. There are four main categories of instruments: aerophones, membranophones, cordophones and idiophones.
In the West the first references to African music appeared in the 18th century. We present two 18th century engravings that show the European interest in these distant cultures.

Cordophones

This exhibition highlights the Museum of Music's vocation: to collect, understand and illustrate musical instruments, thus opening up understanding.


The Museum of Music has joined forces with partners who, like us, are concerned with transmitting and making known the music of Africa and Morocco. The Afrikayna association has worked closely with the Museum of Music in creating this exhibition.


The "Musicians and Instruments of Africa" exhibition was also the first "Online Exhibition" offered on Instagram.

Since the 2020 Covid crisis and lockdown, the Museum of Music has decided to offer exhibitions in different ways, even making them available from home.
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