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Who invented the instrument the xylophone?

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Asked by k gopal, 17 Jan '13 04:30 pm
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The xylophone is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden (not steel) bars struck by mallets.
The instrument has obscure, ancient origins. According to Nettl, it originated in southeast Asia and came to Africa c.five hundred AD when a group of Malayo-Polynesian speaking peoples migrated to Africa. One piece of evidence for this is the similarity between East African xylophone orchestras and Javanese and Balinese gamelan orchestras.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 17 Jan '13 04:37 pm

 
  
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The instrument has obscure, ancient origins.
Answered by Quest, 17 Jan '13 05:48 pm

 
  
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The instrument has obscure, ancient origins. According to Nettl, it originated in southeast Asia and came to Africa
Answered by anantharaman, 17 Jan '13 06:35 pm

 
  
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