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date: 06 December 2019

Ambiralocked

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Xylophone and lamellaphone of south-eastern Africa, reported by Fr J. dos Santos cl590. In the xylophone, gourd resonators, graded in size, were mounted below the bars, and a mirliton membrane covered the mouth of each resonator; the Mbila mtondo of the Venda people is similar.

P. R. Kirby: The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa...

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