Name: Kayamba.
Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Rattles > Vessel >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 112.13
Country: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mauritius & Réunion etc.
Region: East Africa.

Description: The kayamba played in Kenya, Tanzania, The Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius [maravanne] and Réunion [caïamb]. This instrument is known by many other names in Uganda and some countries in South Eastern Africa for dancing and singing. In terms of instruments, the kayamba is one of the vessel rattles, according to its appearance it is called a raft rattle.


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