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  • K.A. Gourlay

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Implosive aerophone of the Kagoro, Ataka, and adjoining peoples of the southern Zaria region of Nigeria.

(1) Instrument of hollow dumbbell shape made from unfired clay. Played by women as rhythmic accompaniment to song and dance, it is gripped around the narrow waist by one hand and produces plopping sounds when the lower end is bounced off the bare thigh; the free hand cups the upper opening. Traditionally it is used to accompany women’s songs such as ...

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