Watson World Music Instrument Collection

Music Collection Captures Sounds from Around the Earth


Elsie and Lyle Watson display some of the international folk instruments that they began collecting 35 years ago: (left to right) blue bow harp - Zaire; ukulele - Bora Bora; pinkullu (flute) - Peru; Siku (panpipes) - Peru; and a guitarron (traditional mariachi instrument) - Mexico.

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