Bána, Bania, Banjo (1874)

[…] a harp with seven strings, called bána, is mentioned as an instrument of the Vei negroes by the missionary S. W. Koelle […]. The Vei negroes dwell north of Liberia in Guinea. The name bania, given in Senegambia to an instrument of the guitar kind, may, perhaps, be identical with the Vei bána, and also with the banjo, which appears to be the Senegambian bania imported by the negro slaves into America. [Engel Catalogue 1874, 151]

Die Informationen in unserem Online-Lexikon stammen aus historischen Musiklexika des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein empfehlenswertes modernes Musiklexikon für den Hausgebrauch ist das 5-bändige "Brockhaus Riemann Musiklexikon".