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Mankind has been interested in making music since the paleolithic time, as proven by archeological findings such as flutes carved from bear femurs dating back circa 40,000 years. Since then men of all times and regions have created instruments and sung of their fears, wishes, hopes, adventures and conquests. As a sort of international and universal language, music has long been recognized as a powerful means to break down barriers and create bridges across different cultures.

Enjoy the countless different examples of instruments, of people using them, musician and composers, music annotation, reproduction and inspiration. Click on any image below to see it in its entirety and to scroll through the rest.

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