A six string harp from Gambia and
Mali in West Africa. Traditionally a hunter's harp,
this one was made by a relative of the master kora
player, composer, and Griot Foday Musa Suso. Sometimes
these instruments are called dusongoni (spelled
several ways - dousoun ngoni). Smaller versions
with thinner strings are called kamele ngoni
(or kamelen ngoni).
The bottom photo is an electric version
of this instrument made by Rich
Goodhart. The sound sample is of the traditional
version (photo on top).