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Book: Bikutsi

Chapter: Bikutsi on the Məndzáŋ: Dance Music on Xylophone Ensembles

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.36063


The dance music played on the xylophone instruments məndzáŋ is vital for the development of guitar-based bikutsi. This chapter discusses these instruments in terms of production, tuning, sound, performance locations, ensemble practice, and the respective changes and developments from the mid-20th century until the time of research.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anja Brunner ( - abrunner) 'University of Bern'