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Ankle bells used by bowl-lyre players of the Marach people of Kenya.

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Towa  

Konin Aka

Large gourd vessel rattle of the Baule people of the Ivory Coast. It has an external net strung with cowrie shells or pearls and is used mainly on ceremonial occasions to mark the appearance of masked dancers. It especially evokes the most powerful divinities who protect Baule villages. It also accompanies war songs....

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Tsambi  

Ferdinand J. de Hen

Lamellaphone of the Mayombe region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Three types have been reported: a flat-board type with 10 metal tongues; a raft-body type with 11 (apparently) wooden or bamboo tongues; and a box-resonated type with 10 metal tongues.

J.S. Laurenty: Les sanza du Congo...

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Ferdinand J. de Hen

Drum of the Bena Kalundwe, Luba, and Sanga peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a cylindrical, footed body 1.2 to 1.5 metres long, with a single head nailed on. Among the Luba it is beaten for the enthroning of a chief, or in times of war....

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Tsimbi  

Ferdinand J. de Hen

Lamellaphone of the Loango region of the western Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has six or seven metal tongues and a resonator made of a hollowed piece of wood. It is open on the end nearer the player and beak-shaped at the opposite, closed end. The Sundi call it ...

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Tsinda  

Ferdinand J. de Hen

Drum of the Mbole, Kutu, and Saka peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The single head is nailed to the footed body, which is decorated with geometrical incisions. It resembles the Nkundo bondundu.

O. Boone: Les tambours du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi...

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Metal leg bells of the Wanga people of Northern Nyanza district, Kenya.

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Ferdinand J. de Hen

Double-headed drum of the Yeke, Luba, and Lomotwa peoples in the Shaba region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The body is made of a palm tree log, with both ends hollowed but left solid in the centre. The heads are nailed on. Frequently it is decorated with white and red geometrical patterns. It is suspended from the neck of the player and used to accompany songs of praise to the chief....

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Small spherical metal pellet bell of European make used by the Tshokwe people of the Lóvua/Lunda district, Angola. Mounted on strips of antelope skin, the bells are attached to the legs of dancers or may be shaken by hand to accompany singing.

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Clapper bell of the Baganda people of Uganda. It is made from a narrow rectangular strip of iron, folded into the shape of an inverted U, with the clapper suspended inside it.

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Vizugo  

Wooden bell of the Shambala people of Tanzania.

(1) An hourglass-shaped double bell with three clappers at each end.

(2) A trough-shaped rectangular bell with numerous clappers suspended from a cord.