Call to the hunt: the one-note xylophone of the DRC
AbstractWith these enthusiastic words J. Maes accepted the news from Rev Fr. Roland about a curious musical instrument found in the Sanga territory: the mbila (Figure 1). The interest shown in this one-note instrument is easily explained, as in 1934 the Tervuren museum only possessed three examples of mbila, without any accompanying information. Maesâ€™ request as chief conservator of the ethnographic section was met, and Roland sent four well documented examples of mbila.