|Ekidongo / Adungu / Enanga
The ekidongo or andunguis one of a large number of arched harps found throughout Africa. These harps come in a variety of sizes, but the roots of the arched harp family, like the Burmese saung gauk, can still easily be seen. The ekidongo has eight strings that run from a center strip along the body that attach to tuning pegs along the arched neck. The deep wooden body is covered with animal hide and distinguished by the multiple lacings. Traditionally used by the numerous peoples in Uganda in small ensembles or to accompany a singer, the ekidongo has become a solo instrument of virtuosity.
|© R. Raine-Reusch, May 2002|