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Congolese band breaks new ground with sacred drum

Congolese band breaks new ground with sacred drum
 
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Emile Biayenda, the founder of Les tambours de Brazza, one of Congo’s most creative percussion-led bands, talks to RFI about making modern music using the sacred ngoma drum.


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