Musicians, Western Equatorial Africa, 1850s

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Image Reference

Paul B. Du Chaillu, Explorations & adventures in equatorial Africa (London, 1861), p. 81. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "Fan Drum and Handja"; two male musicians, wearing beads and metal jewelry; one playing a vertical log drum, the other a balafon-type instrument. Author travelled through western equatorial Africa in 1856-59; see p. 87 for description of the Handja.