Bird-shaped instruments from the Mixtec region

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‘Saa Ñu’ú’ / Birds Clay by Jorge Martínez Valderrama

Some of the sounds from ‘Saa Ñu’ú’ / Birds Clay come from bird-shaped instruments made of clay that have been played for millennia in the Mixtec region. The artist researched Mesoamerican musical instruments from the British Museum’s collection for the inspiration to create his soundscape.

Press PLAY on each audio to hear the sound of some of these bird-shaped instruments.

* To see the full exhibit visit the gallery across the street.