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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.