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date: 22 November 2019

Omugaabe [mugaabe, omugalabe]locked

  • Peter Cooke

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[mugaabe, omugalabe]

Single-headed drum of the Soga people of Uganda. It is open-ended and the head, usually of lizard skin (occasionally of a small mammal such as duiker), is affixed with glue or, less often, nails made of thorns or hard wood. It is played by the hands, usually in ensemble with other drums. In shape it resembles the Ganda ...

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