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date: 07 December 2019

Ekidi [kpai]locked

  • Ferdinand J. de Hen



Board zither of the Mamvu, Bari, and Budu peoples of the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It usually has five parallel strings of rattan that are plucked with a small wooden plectrum. Small board zithers like the ekidi (about 20 by 50 cm) often have a calabash resonator. Larger board zithers can have 12 to 20 strings divided in two groups....

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