“Celebrating World Cultures & Our Planet!”
Journeys With Sound presents:
Aztec Wind Whistle (Mexico) – Small clay flute, which mimics the sound of the wind.
Bagpipes (Scotland & Ireland) – The “Great Highland Pipes” .
Bodhran (Ireland) – A round frame drum played with a double-
Click Sticks (Australia) – Wooden sticks, providing percussive accompaniment to didjeridoo
Conch Shell (Hawaii) – Large sea shells blown like trumpets.
Crystal Singing Bowls (United States, Europe) – Quart crystal bowls producing mysterious, hypnotic tones when struck or rubbed with mallets.
Didjeridoo (Australia) – A long hollow tube producing deep sounds and animal calls when blown. Traditionally made from a eucalyptus tree branch hollowed out by insects. Can also be made from agave cactus trees, bamboo tubes or any long, hollow tube.
Djembe (West Africa) – Goat-
Dumbek (Egypt, Iran, the Middle East) – Drum used for “belly-
Eagle Bone Whistle (Native American) – High-
Gong (China, Indonesia)
Irish Whistle (aka “Penny Whistle” or “Tin whistle”) -
Kanjira (India) – Small snake-
Native American Flutes (North America) -
Native American Frame Drum (North America)
Ney (Middle East, esp. Iran, Egypt, Turkey) – Reed flute played with the teeth or lips
Ocarina (South America) – A small clay flute, imitating bird songs.
Ocean Harp (United States) – Metal bowl filled with water, producing eerie sounds of whales and wolves.
Rainstick (South America, Africa) – Long hollow tube filled with small pebbles, produces the sound of rain when tilted.
Rattles (North America, Africa, Egypt)
Shakuhachi (Japan) –Bamboo flute.
Sistrum (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ethiopia) – Multi-
Snake Charmer (“Murli”) (India, Pakistan) – Double flute made from a reed, traditionally used to draw a cobra out of a basket so it would “dance”.
Shekere (Africa) – Hollow gourd covered with a net of stones or beads, shaken as a percussion instrument.
Tambourine or “Riq” (Egypt) -
Tibetan Singing Bowls -
Tingshas (Tibet) – Metal finger chimes used in meditation