Lyre vs Nyatiti - What's the difference?

lyre | nyatiti |


As nouns the difference between lyre and nyatiti

is that lyre is a stringed musical instrument while nyatiti is a traditional type of lyre with eight strings, used by the luo people of kenya.

lyre

English

(wikipedia lyre)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A stringed musical instrument.
  • Anagrams

    * rely

    nyatiti

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.