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date: 22 November 2019

Bul tyang’ apenalocked

  • K.A. Gourlay
  • , revised by Peter Cooke

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Set of six percussion reeds of the Uango people of Uganda. They are tuned to represent a set of six drums and played for practice by young boys. Each reed is partly broken in two places and bent into a Ushape so that the arms can be stuck in the ground and the middle portion beaten with sticks. The reeds are erected in a line in order of size, the middle section of the largest measuring about 40 cm long, with the end of each middle section touching the next. The set is played by two boys, each with two beaters....

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