2004, 2003-2004, English, Photograph edition: The Behlanjeh, the national musical instrument of the Mandingos Alldridge, Thomas Joshua, 1847-1916

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  • 1 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/​125, 91511 bytes, image/​jpeg
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  • Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.
  • 2004-11-05T16:16:02Z
  • 2003-12-18
Language
  • English

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Title
  • The Behlanjeh, the national musical instrument of the Mandingos
Creator
  • Alldridge, Thomas Joshua, 1847-1916
Published
  • Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.
  • 2004-11-05T16:16:02Z
  • 2003-12-18
Physical Description
  • 1 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/​125, 91511 bytes, image/​jpeg
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  • 158 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).
  • RCS Photograph Collection, Y30446F.
  • RCSPC-Y30446F-028
Source
  • RCS Y30446F/​28
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  • Copyright Cambridge University Library.
Language
  • English
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