Lukembi

Title:
Lukembi
Date:
1951, 1971
Description:
Sixteen-note sound box, also known as board piano or thumb piano and lukembi, likembe, or kalimba; wooden with keys made from spoon handles, bicycle spikes, or metal keys hammered to the desired shape; keys plucked with thumb and fingers; two holes under the keys and some decoration on the side; inscription "RUMBA OPIKA MIE LEON L24B1954.BUNIA"; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
Collection:
Joseph A. Towles Artifact Collection
Contributing Institution:
Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Media Type:
Objects
Topical Subject:
Musical instruments--Africa, Central, Musical instruments--Africa, Sub-Saharan, Bira (African people)--Music
Geographic Subject:
Africa, Africa, Sub-Saharan, Africa, Central, Congo (Democratic Republic), Ituri Forest (Congo)
Shelving Locator:
1989.001.044a
Material Type:
Musical instruments
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
300 dpi; Nikon D80 camera; archival images in .tif and .nef formats.
Rights:
Digital image copyright 2009, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.