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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

La Ribeba in Valsesia nella storia europea dello scacciapensieri (English translation: The Ribeba in Valsesia in the European jew’s harp history), published in August 2019 by LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana - Lucca), is the first complete monograph about ancient jew’s harp production in Valsesia.


The work, which is written in Italian but includes an English Abstract at the end of the book, is structured in fourteen chapters and analyses the history of the Valsesia jew’s harp placing it within a more complex Italian, Europea...

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*.
Lindsay Porteous

Lindsay Porteous

Lindsay Porteous and Friends: Portrait of a Scottish Jew’s-Harp Player,

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