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date: 22 November 2019

Babakungu [babakungbu]locked

  • J. Gansemans,
  • K.A. Gourlay
  •  and Ferdinand J. de Hen

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[babakungbu]

Ground harp of the Mamvu, Apanga, and Mari peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It consists of a flexible stick stuck in the ground with a string tied to its upper end. The lower end of the string is fastened to the bark cover of a nearby pit, which serves as the resonator. The string is plucked with the right thumb and forefinger or hit with a small stick. The name ...

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