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date: 19 November 2019


  • F.J. de Hen


Trapezoidal Slit-drum of the Watsa Gombari region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is used both for sending messages and to accompany dancing. Formerly it belonged to the village chief and was burned after a battle by the victors because its sound was considered ‘overconfident’.

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