Luo vs Nyatiti - What's the difference?
As a noun nyatiti is
a traditional type of lyre with eight strings, used by the luo people of kenya.
(en proper noun
An ethnic group in southern Sudan, Kenya, and neighboring countries.
The Nilotic language spoken by this group, also known as Dholuo .
of Chinese origin: (Luò).
Luo River in China
* Dholuo (Nilotic language)
A traditional type of lyre with eight strings, used by the Luo people of Kenya.
*2001 , Okumba Miruka, Oral Literature of the Luo , EAEP 2001, p. 14:
*:The premier Luo musical instrument is the nyatiti , a lyre of eight strings converging inside a hide resonator, all housed in a trapezoid wooden frame.
*2000 , Radano/Bohlman, Music and the Racial Imagination , p. 373:
*:Recently, some nyatiti performers have collaborated with guitarists in beautiful combined productions.
*1999 , Simon Broughton et al., Rough Guide to World Music , p. 522:
*:A quiet, largely acoustic CD with beautiful melodies and captivating rhythms that starts with nyatiti , praise songs and local rhythms.