Uganda Africa: Ennanga

The ennanga or Enanga is a musical instrument with plucked strings. It is an arched harp Central Africa (Uganda) used by the Ganda.

The sounding wooden dugout is oval. It is 65 cm long. It is covered with animal membrane (skin of an antelope) which acts as a sounding pierced by a small round ears. It is connected to a small piece of leather located on the bottom by ligatures. A curved handle it inserts, supports 8 wooden dowels that are attached to 8 strings in hose, connected to a bridge-tailpiece under the skin through which they pass. Small metal parts can sometimes adorn the ankles, acting bells.

It accompanies the singing of men.

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