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date: 17 September 2019

Sanzu [banzi, gombi](ii)locked

  • Ferdinand J. de Hen

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[banzi, gombi]

Box zither of the Zande people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has 9 or 11 strings. The semicircular resonator, open-ended at front and back, is made of bark stretched and tied over a frame of three to seven flexible sticks that are bent into semicircles and affixed to the underside of the soundboard, making a shape like a boat hull. (...

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J.S. Laurenty: Les chordophones du Congo belge et du Ruanda Urundi (Tervuren, 1960)