Type: Idiophones > Lamellophones > Combs >
Country: Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Description: a Lamellaphone of the Rubi-Haut-Uele area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a box-shaped bark resonator and six to eight wooden tongues fastened to the soundboard by raffia fibre.
Construction: According to de Hen a lamellaphone of this type, with wooden or metal tongues. This instrument is known by the Badjande people as maringa, by the Bati and Bwa as abele, by the Mangbele as masombe and by the Zande of the Uele region, where it has six to eight tongues, as abongwa or modeku.
Citations: Bibliography: J. Gansemans, K.A. Gourlay, and Ferdinand J. de Hen : Websites: Oxfordmusiconline.com / Agbomboya ;