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Jew’s harp in Cambodia

Jew’s harp in Cambodia

New British Museum project documents Jew’s harp in Cambodia The new Endangered Material Knowledge Program of the British Museum has funded a year-long project (Oct 2019-Sept 2020) to document angkuoch, the Cambodian Jew’s harp. The process of making the angkuoch has never before been documented in depth.
All about RIBEBA in a new book

All about RIBEBA in a new book

Valsesia and its “Ribeba”. A forgotten jew’s harp production center. The book analyses in fourteen chapters the history of the Valsesia jew’s harp placing it within a more complex Italian, European and Global jew’s harp context.
Nikolai Spiridonovich Shishigin

Nikolai Spiridonovich Shishigin

Our friend Nikolai Shishigin has passed away on June 26, 2018. In his last professional positions, he was the Director of the *Museum of Khomus of the Peoples of the World in Yakutsk* and the General Secretary of the *International Jew’s Harp Society*.

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