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date: 18 November 2019

Chikonjelocked

  • Andrew Tracey

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Term for a recently extinct type of nine- or ten-note mbila xylophone of the Chopi of southern Mozambique, and said by them to be the original form of mbila. The chikonje was unusual in having the second lowest bar placed out of order at the right-hand (treble) end of the instrument. It was primarily used during ...

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