I made my own instrument infographic for CSU’s Multicultural online magazine, culturs.guru.
In the 21st century, assessing someone’s background from outward appearance isn’t enough — hidden diversity means people increasingly bring more to the table than meets the eye. Whether through travel, nationality, race or ethnicity, many of us straddle culture in one way or another.
CULTURS global multicultural magazine intends to celebrate the unique perspectives of such people. Global Nomads, Third Culture Kids, and racially-blended and culturally-blended people can read lifestyle articles and research from their point of view. One that shows a new-world order — a new normal that affects not only our lives, but the lives of those around us.
Check out the articles that are written mostly by my fellow students at culturs.guru!
I included string instruments from Spain, Great Britain, China, India, South America and West Africa.
updated infographic: 3/6/15
I thought this was a great infographic to show the most popular musical instruments and related info. Infographics are a great way to display information in a visually stimulating way and are fun to make! Piktochart and Infogr.am are great free sites that can help you make your own infographic fairly easily.
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