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Music played a prominent role in ancient Greece, and was particularly important for religious and ceremonial purposes. The Greeks invented numerous instruments, including the world's first keyboard instrument, the hydraulis. The importance of music was reflected in Greek mythology. For instance, the god Hermes invented the lyre, a stringed instrument, and gave it to the legendary musician Orpheus, who was able to charm all living things with his music.

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LIRA Music played a prominent role in ancient Greece, and was particularly important for religious and ceremonial purposes. The Greeks invented numerous instruments, including the world's first keyboard instrument, the hydraulis.

World Instruments! Traditional African instrument - Balafon. ♫ CLICK through to read more or save for later! ♫

A secondary school revision resource for GCSE Music about world music and the music of Africa

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Drumming and dancing, singing birds and sound waves—this Caribbean island marches to the beat of its own steel pan.

Modern Nubians

Cairo's Nubians embrace their heritage through traditional music.

Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

"Musical Instruments of the African Negroes," from John Gabriel Stedman, Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam... from the year 1772, to 1777 (London, 1796). Includes drums, various stringed instruments, banjo, flute, horn, thumb piano (kalimba), marimba, rattles, and more.

Percussion played a big part in spiritual and gospel music, as many slaves used traditional African rhythms that were commonly heard in their native lands such as the Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Guinea.

Roy Ayers Age: 76 Mr. Smooth: Credit Ayers with putting the vibes in vibraphone. Mashing together jazz, funk, and disco boogie, he’s the master of 1970s-bachelor-pad grooviness that holds its edge. Career highlight:  Ayers still believes his slinky hit “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” is the best thing he’s ever done—and Dr. Dre apparently agrees. The song made the soundtrack to last year’s Straight Outta Compton biopic. “I’m just a traveling musician enjoying the good road.”—Roy Ayers

These 10 Living Legends of Jazz Prove Nobody Can Out-Dress the OGs

Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Roy Ayers, and more jazz giants show you how to dress for winter.

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