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Mayombe drum Congo











Mayombe drum Congo
„ The region is characterized by the presence of laced double-skin conical drums, which exist in various forms. In the territory of the former kingdom of Loango particularly long instruments of this type are known as ingomba.(...) In the literature they are often regarded as being imitations of European gun barrels.(...) According to older sources these instruments were played with the hands or with a beater, the upper part of the drum body being held between the player´s legs.“
excerpt from the book:
Andreas Meyer - Afrikanische Trommeln West- und Zentralafrika, Berlin 1997 p.243

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