Type: Chordophones > Harp-Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 323.5
Region: West Africa.
Description: The Seperewa, or Seprewa, Sanku, is a harp-lute played by the Akan people of Ghana. The Seperewa belongs to a class of harp-lute chordophones typical in West Africa, with Ghana marking the easternmost area where harp-lutes are played in the region. The Seperewa is one of two types of harp-lutes played in Ghana, the other being the koriduo.
Numerous relatives of the kora exist in the harp-lute family. They include Dagaare / Sisaala koriduo, the Mandé kora, the Gere duu and Baoule aloko.