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date: 06 December 2019

Insengo (Rwandan stopped flute ensemble)(i)locked

  • Ferdinand J. de Hen

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Stopped flute ensemble of the Tutsi people of Rwanda. The small tubular instruments, made from umusekera (Pittosporum spathicalyx) or umusawe (Markhamia) wood, are covered with hide from a bull’s throat. The best-known flutes have the same names as those of some Ngoma drums, for example igihumulizo, indahura, ishabve...

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