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date: 17 October 2019

Yua [wua, hua]locked

  • Laurence Libin

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[wua, hua]

End-blown notched wooden flute or whistle found throughout northern Ghana particularly among the Builsa and Kasena Nankani peoples. It is played with drums and xylophone or alone by shepherds and hunters, sometimes for signaling or as a bird call. A modern commercial version, 12 cm long, has two fingerholes, one on either side in protrusions covered by thumb and index finger....

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