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date: 14 November 2019

Ekembi [ekembe, ekeme]locked

  • J. Gansemans,
  • K.A. Gourlay
  •  and Ferdinand J. de Hen

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[ekembe, ekeme]

Lamellaphone of the Loi people of the north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo. Eight or nine wooden or metal tongues are attached to a wooden soundtable which is affixed with rubber to the underside of a tortoise carapace serving as a resonator. Other ethnic groups in the DRC call lamellaphones like this by different names, for example the Bango ...

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