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date: 22 November 2019

Esanjo [esanji, esandjo, esanyo, esanza]locked

  • F.J. de Hen

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[esanji, esandjo, esanyo, esanza]

Lamellaphone of the Bwende, Konda, Kota, Mbole, Mongo, Ngbaka, Ngombe and Oli of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has seven to 12 metal tongues, sometimes made of umbrella stiffeners, fastened to a box resonator. The ezanza, or esanzo, of the Bonkoso Mongo is a flat-board lamellaphone (LaurentyS...

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