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Sabwabwa

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Sabwabwa

These maza dances performed by Lunda-speaking men and women from Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of Congo are played by five men. They are using three xylophones called dujimba devasa, dujimba dwapakadie, and dujimba dwa makuma , which play in interlocking patterns. A mutumba (slit drum) , and a nguma (cylindrical drum) help keep the rhythms flowing together.

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