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X86.1119 Chordaphone


Object Name: Chordaphone
(kalambete or kakosh)
Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cultural Group: Holo peoples
Materials Used: Wood, metal, racks
Dimensions: H: 49.5 cm (H: 19.4 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1119

This was originally a two-stringed instrument, with the strings emerging from the mouth and positioned over a soundboard to a bridge, now missing. It could be played at many sorts of events.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 298

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