Qehn's World Music Zone

Hi. I'm Qehn (pronounced "ken"). I'm not a professional ethnomusicologist. It's just my hobby. But I do have a great deal of interest in music from Africa (especially West Africa and Zimbabwe) and Indonesia (especially Central Java). I am learning to play the Kora, the Balafon (I have actually made two of them, and I am currently working on a third), the Mbira dza Vadzimu. I am also the music director of a Javanese gamelan. As I have time and energy, I will be putting up information about this music, including, but not limited to, music notation, midi files, plans for building instruments, intonation systems, and anything else I find interesting and appropriate. Your suggestions, comments and criticisms are welcome.

African Music

Gamelan Sari Pandhawa

Building Instruments

Tuning Systems

Bibliography

Email me! qehn@efn.org