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date: 13 November 2019

Gombi [nengombi, nengonibi, banzie, ngumbi](i)locked

  • K.A. Gourlay
  • , revised by F.J. de Hen

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[nengombi, nengonibi, banzie, ngumbi]

Board zither of the Zande, Makere and other peoples of the Uele region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is about 50 cm long and 18 cm wide, with 10 or 11 strings of vegetable fibre and a semicircular bark resonator beneath the board and sewn to it with fibre or rattan. Among the Boa and Meje, five strings are plucked with the left thumb, five with the right. The Zande instrument is played while walking or to accompany singing. Among the Mangbetu and Boa, zithers of this type are known as ...

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