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date: 15 November 2019


  • F.J. de Hen


Slit-drum of the Mamvu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It can be either tulip-shaped or zoomorphic. Other Mamvu names for it are aligogo and neguru. The tulip-shaped type is also called gokwo, gulu and rigo. Unlike the zoomorphic slit drums in the northwestern region of the DRC, those in the Uele region are never painted, and are about 1o2 m long and usually shaped like an antelope or a forest buffalo. ...

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