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 The last area of the exhibition offers a selection of instruments from different continents around the world. Test your knowledge of geography with the large world map located in this zone. Try to identify where the instruments come from. And, look inside this map: there are hidden messages about music. There are instruments from Guinea, Morocco, India, Nepal, China, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Ecuador, Argentina,... It’s a round the world trip to see the huge cultural diversity used in different regions around the planet: a world of materials, construction techniques, decorations, but different contexts, meanings and beliefs as well. This area is full of details where you cannot miss the sitar from India, the erhu from China, the garamut (a slit drum) from Papua New Guinea or the banjo from USA and many others. A world of instruments to discover!   