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date: 16 November 2019


  • Ferdinand J. de Hen


Lamellaphone of the Akwa-Sonjo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Usually it has eight metal tongues mounted on a hard, flat wooden board measuring about 20 by 13 cm. Almost always a little iron bar with rattling rings is affixed on the front. A calabash on a stick is sometimes affixed to the soundboard as a resonator. ...

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