The British Library is curating Europeana Music Collections in February, with musical instruments of Africa!

This month, we take a look at musical instruments of Africa. The musical instruments of Africa are well represented on Europeana Music Collections, thanks to the wide and varied records from Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO).  This blog gives just a glimpse into some of the different types of instruments that can be found in Africa. […]

February 1st, 2017|News, Sound categories|0 Comments

December Crowdsourcing month: Identify musical instruments in our recordings!

Have an ear for musical instruments? Use your talent to tag all the instruments you hear in the musical recordings of the Europeana Sounds collections! The whole month of December will be an Europeana Sounds Crowdsourcing Campaign in order to tag 30.000 musical instruments!  Read more about how to help underneath, or directly start tagging on this platform > bit.ly/music-tag […]

December 1st, 2016|News, Sound categories|0 Comments

If you’re still wondering whether or not to get involved in our crowdsourcing campaign, can I tell you a bit more about it?

We have some wonderful musical instruments on Europeana, courtesy of the MIMO (Musical Instrument Museums Online) project – over 50,000 musical instruments from all around the world. […]

June 27th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

Identify musical instruments in our recordings!

Have an ear for musical instruments? Use your talent to tag all the instruments you hear in the musical recordings of the Europeana Sounds collections! There are so many historical music recordings in our archives that we just can not describe all the instruments by ourselves. So that’s why we kindly ask your help to [...]

June 20th, 2016|Music, News, Sound categories|1 Comment

The musical instruments of Evros: tradition and modernity

During the field work carried out in the prefecture of Evros for the “Thrace” programme, a total of sixty-one music players were recorded, covering the following instruments: gaida (bagpipes), floyera (type of shepherd’s pipe), klarino (folk clarinet), violin, lute, outi, accordion, toubeleki (pottery drum), zournas (shawm), daouli (drum) and daire-defi (tambourine). […]

October 2nd, 2014|Music, News|0 Comments