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date: 22 November 2019


  • Peter Cooke


Vessel flute of the Gwere people of eastern Uganda. It is made from the dry oncoba fruit or the tip of a gourd. It usually has two fingerholes (covered by the index fingers) and a third hole for the embouchure. It is played with accompaniment of a percussion beam for a ritual that encourages edible white ants to emerge from the ground for harvesting. Similar instruments are known as ...

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