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date: 14 November 2019


  • Ferdinand J. de Hen


Lamellaphone of the Mbun people in the Kwango region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has usually about 10 to 12 metal tongues and a box resonator, with a soundtable that projects beyond the box. Under a variety of names, and with a variable number of tongues, it is the most common type of lamellaphone throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was called the ‘river type’ (...

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