Florida resident Bob Grawi officially transferred ownership of a Gravikord, one of his original instruments, to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thurs., Sept. 15. The new American harp, invented by Grawi, will be featured in the museum’s new musical instrument gallery when it re-opens in early 2017.
Motivated by his deep love of polyrhythmic music, Grawi spent many years developing the Gravikord, which is based on the West African kora, a traditional acoustic folk instrument. After many years of trial and error, design and redesign, he finally received a patent in 1986 for his own unique musical instrument.
Together with his wife, Pip Klein, on flute and percussion, the Gravikord Duo has performed at venues worldwide and at dozens of public and private events. For more information on the Gravikord visit www.wikipedia.org or www.Gravikord.com.