Still Life with Musical Instruments

CCAC #: 0017
Artwork title: Still Life with Musical Instruments
Artist(s): B. K.
Year made: 1998
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Coloured sand on canvas on board
Framed dimensions (in mm): 618 x 415
Source: Donated by Warren Siebrits Modern & Contemporary Art
Year acquired: 1999
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

Instruments used in Sub-Saharan African music traditions are depicted, including calabash shakers and a mbira. Natural drawings on the instruments are also visible. Traditional African music is used for ceremonies of birth, naming, rites of passage, marriage and funerals, as well as in everyday cultural expression.

CCAC 433840

Photographer: Unrecorded
Photo copyright: Consult with CCT curatorial team

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