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date: 16 November 2019

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  • F.J. de Hen

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Mouth-resonated chordophone of the Yela of the central Democratic Republic of the Congo. One end of a cord is attached to the rafters of a hut, the other is held in one hand, sometimes with the aid of a stick. The cord is drawn taut and tapped with a beater. Similar instruments used by other peoples are the ...

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J.S. Laurenty: Les chordophones du Congo belge et du Ruanda Urundi (Tervuren, 1960)