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date: 14 November 2019


  • Andrew Tracey


One of the several types of gourd-resonated mbila Xylophone of the Chopi of southern Mozambique. It was intermediate in pitch between Sanje and Dibhinda , Now obsolete, it had about ten bars. It was used during boys’ circumcision and initiation ceremonies, and was considered hard to play because its range demanded that normal right hand parts be played with the left hand and vice versa. ...

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