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date: 14 November 2019

Bambulá [babulá, boulá]locked

  • John M. Schechter

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[babulá, boulá]

Single-headed drum of black musicians of the French Antilles and Louisiana. It is about 60 to 90 cm long and 40 cm in diameter, open at the base, and played with both hands. In Guyana it is called babulá and in Haiti, Trinidad, and Grenada boulá. The etymology of the term is unclear. The ...

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