- Ferdinand J. de Hen
Xylophone of the Luba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has eight to 20 bars, each over a calabash resonator. The bars rest on a frame made of two parallel rails pierced and held together by a long rod bent in a semicircle. When the dimba is carried while being played, the bent rod passes over the musician’s neck to support the instrument. The Lunda and Tshokwe call it ...