Clifton Chenier (June 25, 1925 - December 12, 1987), a Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana, was an eminent performer and recording artist of Zydeco, which arose from Cajun and Creole music, with R, jazz, and blues influences. He played the accordion and won a Grammy Award in 1983. He also was recognized with a National Heritage Fellowship, and in 1989 was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame. He was known as the 'King of Zydeco'.
The mbira is usually classified as part of the lamellaphone family. It is also part of the idiophones family of musical instruments. Both Dr. Joseph H. Howard, owner of the largest collection of drums and ancillary folk instruments in the Americas, and Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji argue that the mbira is thoroughly African, being found only in areas populated by Africans or their descendants.
Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1887, Pasquale Taraffo began giving guitar concerts at age nine. He eventually switched from the traditional guitar to the harp guitar, a 14-string instrument mounted on a pedestal. Taraffo started touring abroad in 1910, performing on his own and with other musicians. Known as “the Paganini of the guitar,” he was wildly popular around the world and especially in South America.
zampoña (wind pipe, instrumento de viento) | eArtesan.com
zampoña: wind pipe type instrument used in South America in the Andean Regions. There are videos in youtube that teach you how to play it, and I even saw a phone app for learning how to play it. In this zampoña the musical notes are written on top of each tube. It is handmade in Cochabamba, Bolivia