Name: Nyonganyonga
Type: Idiophones > Lamellaphones > Combs >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Area: Lower Zambesi River
Country: Mozambique, Zimbabwe & Malawi
Region: Africa

Description: The Nyonganyonga is a lamellaphone idiophone played by the Sena people, who primarily live in the Lower Zambezi region of Mozambique although today they reside in parts of Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Citations: Bibliography: Kubik, Gerhard. 1998. Kalimba, Nsansi, Mbira—Lamellophone in Afrika. Des Museums für Völkerkunde neue Folge 68 Muskethnologie X. Berlin: Museum für Völkerkunde [in English: Kubik, Gerhard. 1998. Kalimba, Nsansi, Mbira—Lamellophones in Africa. The Museum of Ethnology new episode 68 Muskethnology X. Berlin: Museum of Ethnology ] ; 1999. “African and African American Lamellophones: History, Typology, Nomenclature, Performers, and Intracultural Concepts.” In Turn Up the Volume!: A Celegration of African Music. ed. DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, pp. 20-57 ; and Peter Cooke. “Lamellophone [lamellaphone].” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed September 19, 2013 ; Websites: Grinnell College Musical Instrument Collection / Nyonganyonga ; The Met / Nyonganyonga ;