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Balsié [pri-prí]locked

  • Sydney Hutchinson

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Single-headed drum of the southern and eastern Dominican Republic. It is a hollowed log with a goatskin head attached by ropes tied to small bolts on the body or to a cord around the middle of the body. In the east, the head is affixed with bent nails and no ropes. Its size varies widely by region, from about 32 cm in diameter and 34 cm tall, to 26 by 51 cm for the ...

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