- K.A. Gourlay
- , revised by Ferdinand J. de Hen
Mouth bow of the Ngbaka of the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The wooden bow stick holds a liana string, which is placed between the lips without touching them. The player strikes the string with a stick in his right hand, holding the bow to his mouth with three fingers of the left hand and altering its sounding length with a second stick (or the back of a penknife) held by the thumb and forefinger. The instrument accompanies the performance of chronicles, fables, and complaints. It is also known as ...