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date: 13 November 2019


  • Ferdinand J. de Hen


Lamellaphone of the Sampwe people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its box resonator (about 25 by 15 by 3.5 cm in one specimen) is slightly shallower than the usual size and can bear up to 20 metal tongues. Similar instruments, often differently named, are used by the Holo, Pende, Bakwa Songo, and Tshokwe peoples. (F.J. de Hen: ...

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