Mental Health Break – Escopetarras

César López, a sculptor of Columbian extraction, has achieved both artistic and political successes adapting guns into guitars—then playing them on the streets of Bogota. The instruments are called escopetarras, a portmanteau of the Spanish escopeta meaning “rifle” and guitarra meaning, well, guitar.


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  • thor42

    One of my favourite unusual instruments is the “kora”, from Africa. A bit like a double-bass. Handmade, usually using a massive gourd as the base, and is plucked like a jazz-player’s bass.
    Here’s a good kora instrumental –