Music and Dance Themed Original Painting from Ghana, "Melody"
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Ghanaian artist Nii Teiko Aryeetey presents a dynamic and colorful painting of four men playing the kora, a unique West African instrument with 21 strings. The traditionally-dressed men dance as they play, unable to resist the rhythms they create. The artist refers to his style of painting as "Linenism"; the idea came to him from watching streaks of rain water as they were blown into slanted lines by the wind. In this composition, they seem to imply waves of sound projecting from the musicians' instruments.