- Ferdinand J. de Hen
General term for a cylindrical slit drum among the Mongo, Doko, Nkundo, Kota, Mbole, and Yela peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The word ‘lokole’ means slit or hollow. Amongst the northern and north-western peoples of the DRC the term denotes a trapezoidal slit drum.J.S. Laurenty: Les tambours à fente de l’Afrique centrale...