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“Tuhuri”

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Tuhuri

Lulua women from Gandajika, Democratic Republic of Congo, sing this wedding song while using singing gourds (chipeni), which they hold up to their mouths to affect the timbre of their voices. Four goblet drums, played by men, provide the accompaniment. Mirlitons, paper or spider web membranes set into the sides of the drums, create a buzzing sound.

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