Indians may be experts at jugaad but even they could learn a thing or two from the man from Yemen in the video above.
The man took an old, beat up diesel tin can and modified it into a melodious musical instrument that sounds strikingly similar to a Yemeni oud. The string instrument seems to be made up of a wooden log, which forms the fretboard here, with the tin can being cut open and hollowed out for acoustics. All it needed after that was the strings themselves.
The instrument might seem like something made in a “wealth from waste” class, but it actually sounds wondrously tuneful – though the inventor’s own musical prowess may have something to do with it too.