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date: 14 November 2019

Cassúmbi (pl. tussúmbi)locked

  • David K. Rycroft

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(pl. tussúmbi)

Open-ended, footed drum of the Chokwe of the Lóvua/Lunda district, Angola. The name derives from the word for ‘hen’, and the instrument is said to make a ‘cackling noise’. In construction and playing technique it closely resembles the mucundo drum, and it is played in conjunction with that and with the ...

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