8 string african harp, made with goat--skin, gourd, nylon strings, bamboo and cedar. Pentatonic scale in key of D. Makes beautiful music. The upper part can be sculpted with an animal of choice.
"The ngoni is known to have existed since 1352, when Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan traveller reported seeing one in the court of Mansa Musa. It is believed to have evolved into the banjo in North America after Mande slaves were exported there." - WIKIPIDIA