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date: 14 November 2019

Dimba [djimba]locked

  • Ferdinand J. de Hen

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[djimba]

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 ...

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