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Kibangala / gabusi

The kibangala (also known as the gabusi) is a traditional instrument of East Africa. This eight string instrument is made of wood with a green-dyed skin stretched over the bowl of the lute.

  • Culture:Wayao
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.321 Necked bowl lutes
  • Repository:University of Aberdeen Museums
  • Measurements:L. 850; B. 185