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date: 10 December 2019

Ingungulocked

  • David K. Rycroft

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Friction drum of the Zulu people of southern Africa. It is made by lacing a piece of goatskin to the opening of a clay pot (imbiza) some 30 cm in diameter, or some other receptacle such as an iron cooking pot. A stick or reed up to 60 cm long and 2 cm thick is placed vertically on the drumhead and the player’s wetted hands are drawn alternately down it, as when milking a cow, producing a roaring or booming sound to accompany songs at girls’ puberty ceremonies....

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