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date: 24 January 2021


  • K.A. Gourlay
  • , revised by Ferdinand J. de Hen


Long cylindro-conical drum of the Yaka people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is supported on a pedestal and the single head is secured by nails. The drum was traditionally used for initiation ceremonies. It was placed between the player’s legs, secured with a strap, and beaten by the hands. Other drums of this type in the DRC include the Bembe ...

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O. Boone: Les tambours du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi (Tervuren, 1951)