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date: 14 November 2019


  • Andrew Tracey


Struck idiophone of flat or corrugated iron, of the Bitonga of the Inhambane region, Mozambique. It is played very loudly in conjunction with the bombo and other percussion instruments, to accompany dancing. Among the Chopi people of southern Mozambique the related term chingomana (literally ‘small drum’) denotes an unmarried girls’ initiation dance. The dance is accompanied by one ...

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