Homework: Odd Musical Instruments

Host Andrea Seabrook asks listeners to send in home recordings of their oddest musical instrument. Those recordings can be e-mailed to NPRHomework@gmail.com.

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ANDREA SEABROOK, host:

For this week's homework assignment, I need you to go up to your attic and dust off that kora.

(Soundbite of kora)

SEABROOK: Polish up your glass harmonica.

(Soundbite of glass harmonica)

SEABROOK: Or go down to the basement and dig out your stalactite organ.

(Soundbite of stalactite organ)

SEABROOK: That's some basement you got there. We're looking for the most unusual musical instruments you've got, and we want to hear you play them.

(Soundbite of keytar)

SEABROOK: OK, maybe not the keytar. Record yourself however you can, and e-mail it to us. Send your masterpiece to nprhomework@gmail.com. Again, that's nprhomework@gmail.com. Or record it on our Homework hotline at 202-408-5183.

SEABROOK: Next week, we'll play as many shomisons (ph), crumhorns, and clay(ph) marimbas as our delicate ears can handle.

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