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The  Simbi is a string type heptatonic tunable musical instrument  from the hunters. It consists  of  a  large bowl-shaped calabash covered   with  shaved goatskin, from  which  a  wooden  pole extends. A large metallic resonator is often attached to the top of the pole. The instrument has seven nylon strings in one row, going through a pierced bridge.
The strings  are  tuned using wooden pegs along  the pole, or using the traditional leather rings, depending on the version.

The Simbi is played  standing, strings facing the  player, using thumbs and index fingers during  secret ceremonies.
This harp's repertoire has been a main  source of inspiration for Jelis.

The proposed  version has wooden pegs and is  from Guinea   (West Africa).

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