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date: 22 November 2019

Tamunango [cumaco]locked

  • J. Richard Haefer

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[cumaco]

Single-headed conical drum used in the state of Lara, Venezuela. The body is a hollowed log or a metal tube about 40 to 60 cm long and tapering in diameter from 24 cm at the head to 18 cm at the bottom. The hide head is attached by a hoop of cord. When played in processions, the longer instruments are carried by two boys at the distal end, the performer holding the head end as he plays with one ...

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