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date: 16 November 2019

Dikembe [dikembi]locked

  • K.A. Gourlay
  • , revised by F.J. de Hen

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[dikembi]

Small Lamellaphone of the Luba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a rectangular wooden box resonator containing small rattling stones or pieces of metal, and ten to 12 metal tongues (milondo) tuned heptatonically and often fitted with buzzing rings. Tuning is effected by lengthening or shortening the vibrating length of the tongues, which are secured by a metal pressure bar (...

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J.S. Laurenty: Les sanza du Congo (Tervuren, 1962)