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date: 18 November 2019

Chimwanikoda [chimvokomvoko]locked

  • David K. Rycroft
  • , revised by Andrew Tracey

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[chimvokomvoko]

Musical bow of the Shona/Ndau and Shona/Karanga peoples of south-eastern Zimbabwe. It is about 60 cm long and is unusual in having a stick about 10 cm long serving as a bridge. The bridge divides the wire string into unequal segments and stands on the membrane of a small drum-like gourd resonator that is pierced by the bow near its centre. The pitch interval between the two string segments is about 200 cents but varies at the whim of the player, always a child. The ...

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