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date: 13 November 2019

Medzang m’bianglocked

  • Ferdinand J. de Hen

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Xylophone of the Fang (Pahuin) people of southern Cameroon and northern Gabon. Its bars rest across two banana trunks. These instruments are used exclusively in the Melane ancestor cult, in an ensemble with five xylophones of four different sizes having a variable number of bars. The Eton/Fang use an ensemble of four xylophones....

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