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date: 16 November 2019


  • David K. Rycroft
  • , revised by Andrew Tracey


Obsolete Notched flute of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of southern Africa. It was made from a portion of the legbone of a bird, about 13 cm long, covered with skin and without fingerholes. The lower end is stopped. The blowing end is notched from both sides (as with the ...

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P.R. Kirby: The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa (London, 1934, 2/1965)