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date: 16 November 2019

Manzisilocked

  • Jeremy Montagu

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Trumpet of the Bongo people of Sudan. It is made from a hollowed-out tree trunk, carved on the outside into the shape of a limbless man, about 125 cm tall and 30 cm wide. The instrument is held vertically, the man’s head at the top, and the player produces low staccato sounds by blowing into a square mouth hole in the upper part of the back....

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