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Flute - Whistle-A flute generates sound when an air stream is blown across the edge of a hole in the instrument, causing the air column to split. A whistle or duct-flute generates sound when an air stream is blown through a chamber or duct and directed to an opening where the air is split to create a sound.
Bamenda ( Mende-Nkwe) Whistle
Mende
Cameroon
Bamileke Flute
Bamileke
Cameroon
Benin Figural Bronze Flute
Benin
Nigeria, West Africa
Bobo Bwa Flute - Reptile Skin
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bobo Fing Bronze Flute
Bobo-Fing
Burkina Faso
Bobo Fing Bronze Flute (#2)
Bobo-Fing
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Bwa - Nuna (Burkina Faso) (D) - Set
Bwa
Burkina Faso
Bwa Flute - Lizard (A)
Bwa
Burkina Fasco
Bwa Flute - Lizard (B)
Bwa
Burkina Faso
Bwa Flute with Female
Bwa
Burkina Fasco
Bwa Flute/Whistle (Mpiru)
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bwa Hunter's Flute (Mpiru)
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bwa/Samo Bulbous Flute (C) - Set
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bwa/Samo Bulbous Flute (A)
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bwa/Samo Ceremonial Flute
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bwa/Samo Figural (Females) Flute (B) - Set
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bwa/Samo Figural (Male) Flute (A) - Set
Bwa
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Bwa/Samo Mpiru - Small Flute
Bwa
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Chokwe Figural Flute - C
Chokwe
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Chokwe Figural Flute D
Chokwe
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Chokwe Flute - A
Chokwe
Eastern Angola - DRC - Zambia
Chokwe Flute - B
Chokwe
Eastern Angola - DRC - Zambia
Chokwe Pendant Flute/Whistle E
Chokwe
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Dan Ivory Flute
Dan
Liberia - Ivory Coast
Fra Fra Arrow -Shape Flute
Fra Fra
Ghana
Fra Fra Bone Flutes
Fra Fra
Ghana, West Africa
Fra Fra Flute - Ceremonial
Fra Fra
Northern Ghana
Guronsi Whistle/Pendant
Gurunsi
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Kuba Field Flute
Kuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kuba - Kete Hunter Flute
Kuba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Kuba Bulbous Flute
Kuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kuba Field Flute/Whistle
Kuba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Kuba Hand Flute (A)
Kuba
Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
Kuba Hand Flute (B)
Kuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kuba Hunter Figure Flute
Kuba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Kuba Signal Flute/Whistles (2)
Kuba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Kuba Whistle old w/skin
Kuba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Latuku (Lotuko / Lotuka) Horn Flute
Latuku
Southern Sudan
Lega Bone Flute/Whistle (2)
Lega
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Lega (Bwami) Flute (1)
Lega
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Lengola Flute
Lengola
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lobi Hunter's Flute
Lobi
Upper Volta in early 1990's
Lobi Two-Face (Janus) Flute
Lobi
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Luba (Kifwebe) Flute/Whistle
Luba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Luba Flute (Mwana Pwo-face)
Luba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Luba Janus Flute
Luba
Democratic Republic of Congo
Luba Warrior Flute
Luba
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Lulua Signal Flute
Lulua
Democratic Republic of Congo
Lulua Signal Flute (incised facial marks)
Lulua
Democratic Republic of Congo
Mossi Bulbous Hunter's Flute (B)
Mossi
Tougan area, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Mossi Bulbous Hunter's Flute (D)
Mossi
Tougan area, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Mossi Bulbous Hunter's Flute (A)
Mossi
Tougan area, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Mossi Bulbous Hunter's Flute (C)
Mossi
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Mossi or Gunronsi Flutes (2)
Mossi
Central Burkina Faso (formerly Volta) River Basin
Nuna Flute/Whistle
Nuna
Southern Burkina Faso
Nuna or Dafing Flute
Nuna
Burkina Faso
Samo (or Bobo-Fing) Flute
Samo
Tougan area, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Samo (or Bobo-Fing) Flute (small)
Samo
Tougan area, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
Samo or Bwa Bird Flute
Samo
Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region
Songye Flute (1)
Songye
Democratic Republic of Congo
Songye Flute (2)
Songye
Democratic Republic of Congo
Songye Flute (3)
Songye
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Sundi Divination Janus Whistle
Sundi
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Teke Figural Flute
Teke
Democratic Republic of Congo
Yaka
Yaka
DRC (SW) and Angola
Yaka (Ndemba) Figurative Flute
Yaka
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Yaka Figural Flute
Yaka
DRC (SW) and Angola
Yaka Figurative Flute-Female
Yaka
DRC (SW) and Angola
Yombe Figural Head Flute
Yombe
DRC and Angola
Yombe Figure Flute
Yombe
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)