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date: 05 December 2019


  • J. Richard Haefer


Term for a kettledrum among the Chiriguano (Chawuncu) people of Argentina and Bolivia. It probably originated by covering a food-preparation mortar (angúa) with a hide head. It was reported early in the 20th century as a water drum. A larger version is called angúahuasi. The Toba, Bororo, and Mataco peoples also have a wooden kettledrum made from a mortar; the Toba instrument is called ...

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