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date: 15 November 2019

Undaji [kimpungili, mpungi]locked

  • Ferdinand J. de Hen

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[kimpungili, mpungi]

Voice modifier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is made of reed or a hollow stem of the papaya tree. One end is covered with a thin skin or spider web that vibrates and alters the vocal timbre when the user sings into the other, open end. Although uncommon, it is used throughout the DRC and called by various names including ...

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