Name: Seperewa.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Bridge > Harp.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 323.5
Country: Ghana.
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. Ghana marks the easternmost area where harp-lutes or bridge-harps 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.


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