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date: 10 December 2019

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  • F.J. de Hen

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Board zither of the Mangutu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The five to eight vegetable-fibre strings are formed from one long cord that runs back and forth between notches at both ends of the board. The Mamvu call it kpai. When a calabash resonator is attached to it, the instrument can be played only by men. ...

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J.S. Laurenty: Les chordophones du Congo belge et du Ruanda Urundi (Tervuren, 1960)