Played by the lost boys of Sudan in the Nazal Jazz Band, a kochkoch is a musical instrument made from a wooden bench on to which three rows of bottle caps and small pieces of metal strung together by a wire are attached. Jutting out of the bench on both sides of the metal rows are two spikes that hold two flat, metal plates. Three drums sit in front of the bench. The musician hits the bottle caps, metal plates and drums with sticks.
Posted May 17, 2003