Africa is rich with traditional African Musical Instruments. The diverse musical instruments produce different sounds and are commonly used in various African cultures. Some of the popular African musicians use these instruments with great mastery.
Below are pictures of African Musical Instruments being played by African musicians and performers in Nairobi, Kenya.
Of these are Kenya's Suzanna Owiyo using her signature Nyatiti musical instrument with her counterpart Ivorian Aly Keita with his Balafon.
Kareyce Fotso is an Afro-folk musician ... versatile in her use of different African musical instruments and a soulful singer who digs deep into her psyche. She’s also very energetic as she dances and drums her way on the stage.
The combination of musicians Suzanna Owiyo with her Nyatiti and Aly Keita with his Balafon is formula for electrifying African music. The mastery of their individual musical instruments produce entertaining melodies.
The Nyatiti and the Balafon are two unique traditional musical instruments … and although coming from the opposite regions of Africa (Nyatiti: East Africa - Balafon: West Africa), the melody made was so unique and entertaining.
Others in the photos are Cameroonian Kareyce Fotso playing different traditional musical instruments ... and some African drumming from the Kigezi Ndoto: A Hook for Dreams musical.
The pictures of African music performances displayed on this page are the copyright of Isaac Miriri.
I shot the photos during different music concerts and a musical at the Alliance Française in Nairobi.
I must admit that these are shows that I enjoyed greatly … this was mainly during my period with the Kenya Month of Photography that lasted several years at the center.
African music and the use of traditional musical instruments make for some delightful tunes.