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date: 18 November 2019

Empila [empete]locked

  • F.J. de Hen

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[empete]

Drum of the Loi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The single head is nailed to the roughly cylindrical, three-footed body. It is sometimes placed over a little pit in the ground to enhance resonance, and is played for dancing. The similar empete drum of the Mbole, Kutu, Saka and Ngombe is used additionally to accompany rowing (...

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