Musical Instruments of East Africa on Stamps – 1970.

Musical Instruments of East Africa on Stamps – 1970.

East African Countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) issued a  set of stamps on musical instruments on 16 Feb 1970.

1’50 s- Nzomari (Kenya) – Wind Instrument

70c -Amadinda (Uganda)- Instrument of Baganda tribe of Southern Uganda. Ama- Big, “dinda”-keys.

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KENYA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1970 – THE NZOMARI
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UGANDA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1970 -AMADINDA

Folk Music Instruments on Stamps – Poland 1985

Folk Music Instruments on Stamps – Poland 1985

Poland issued stamps on Folk Music Instruments on 25 Jun 1985.

5 zl- Wooden rattle

20 zl – Wooden fiddles

5 zl – Dulcimer

POLAND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
POLAND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1985

Traditional Musical Instruments – St Vincent 1985

Traditional Musical Instruments – St Vincent 1985

St Vincent issued a set of Four stamps on Traditional Musical Instruments on 10 Jul 1985.

The instruments featured on stamps are

25c-Bamboo Flute                                                     35c-Quatro

$1- BA HA (Bamboo Base)                                       $2-Goat Skin Drum

ST VINCENT MUSIC INSTRUMENTS
ST VINCENT MUSIC INSTRUMENTS 1985
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ST VINCENT MUSIC INSTRUMENTS1985

Musical Instruments of Germany on Stamps -1973

Musical Instruments of Germany on Stamps -1973

West Germany issued a set of four charity stamps on Musical instruments on 05 Oct 1973. The Four instruments featured on stamps are

25+10 Pf – French Horn        30+15 Pf – Pedal Piano    40+20 Pf – Violin   70+35 Pf- Pedal Harp

A Postally used Cover is listed with a pair of each stamp used on the cover.

GERMANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
GERMANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ON STAMPS -1973 – PEDAL PIANO,FRENCH HORN,PEDAL HARP & VIOLIN

 

Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps -2011

Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps -2011

A set of Four stamps issued on 21 Jul 2011 on Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps . Ektara,Dotara,Sarangi.

BDESH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
BANGLADESH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 2011

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps .

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps-1969

Papua New Guinea issued a set of Four stamps on Local Musical Instruments.The Instruments featuring on stamps are

5c – Seed Pod Rattle

10c- Garamut (slit drum) – One of the most important musical instruments made out of hollowed out log and played with a stick . Also used to communicate

25c-Iviliko-Pan pipe or cello

30c – Kundu -It is an hour glass shaped drum made out of wood with a snake’s skin as membrane .A handle at the narrowest part is well decorated.

A FDC with four stamps is listed below.

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FDC PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1969-LOCAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan-102nd Birth Anniversary

102nd Birth Anniversary Ustad Bismillah Khan (1916 -2006)

The Nation today remembers the Legend and Maestro of Shehnai Ustad Bismillah Khan on his 102nd Birth Anniversary. Born on 21 Mar 1916 at Dumraon in Bihar he was conferred Sahitya Academy Award in 1956,Padma Shri in 1961, Padma Bhusan in 1968, Padma Vibhusan in 1980 and the Highest Civilian Award Bharat Ratna in 2001.

His Shehnai recital before the start of Republic Day Parade is still fondly remembered by three generations of Indians who were fortunate to hear him live on TV Channels.

A stamp was issued by India Post in his honour on 21 Aug 2008.

BISMILLAH KHAN
USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN