Type: Chordophones > Percussive > Bows > Scrapped.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 311.121.21
Country: South Eastern Angola.
Description: The kawayawaya is a scraped unbraced mouth bow of the Mbwela and neighbouring peoples of South Eastern Angola. It is similar to the Xizambi of the Tsonga, but it is sounded with a plain stick not with the use of a rattle across the notches in the stave.
Citations: Bibliography: Gerhard Kubik; Musica traditional e acultrada dos! Kung de Angola [Lisbon, 1970, 33 pll, 14/15 ; Stanley Sadie ~ New Grove Dictionary of Music, Book G to O page 366 ;