(Le jouer de Riity)
26 x 19” Digital Print on archival paper
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50
©2001 Djibril N’Doye
I like the traditional music of my home country, Senegal, very much. The “riity” is a musical instrument used frequently by cowherders. Practically nomadic, they live in small grass huts near the prairies where it is easy for their herds to graze.
The Riity is made from a gourd cut in half, a tree branch, a few pieces of metal and some nails. The bowstring and the one string on the body are made from the hair of a horse’s tail. When played, the sound is similar to that of a violin.