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Ya ya, woye

Ya ya, woye

A large group of Lunda women from Kabinda Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, dance kawidi dances. Two hand-beaten goblet drums accompany the performance. They have mirlitons added to them, which add a buzzing tone that they strive for. A stick taps the side of the larger drum for a higher-pitched tone. A male singer leads out this song and later the women join, singing in harmony.