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date: 08 December 2019


  • Ferdinand J. de Hen


Lamellaphone of the Tetela people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its eight metal tongues are affixed to a flat board by means of three iron cross-bars. Unusually here, the ends of the bar over which the tongues pass before vibrating are bent at a right angle towards the player. ...

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