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“Ntende”

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Ntende

A large group of Lunda women from Kabinda Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, sing as they dance kawidi dances. A leader sings a few words as the group responds (call-and-response style). 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.

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