Music of West Africa

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The influence of The Music of West Africa can be found in music elsewhere. Griots, wandering musicians, are found throughout the region.


There are commonly drums found in West African music. The main types of drums in Western Africa are the Djembe and the Talking Drum. Also an instrument named the Balafon is very often found in West African music, such as Yiri. There are String instruments found throughout the region. These include the [[Kora (instrument)|Kora]h], Ngoni, Adjalin and the Xalam.