Musical Notes: Cabo Verde (Three Banknotes)
Code di Dona
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This Cabo Verde banknote depicts not only Code di Dona, but the musical instrument called a Ferrinhu, or a Ferrinho. It is a simple metal bar, or angle iron, that is about 1 meter (or three feet) in length and generally held in one hand while resting on the shoulder. The instrument is struck or scraped in syncopated rhythm by some other metal rod in the other hand. It features prominently in Cabo Verdean music of the Funana genre.