An Earth Bow is also known as ‘Ngbindi’ and originates from the Central African Republic. It is made by stretching a young, thin, bendy tree stem into an arc and stretching a string between the stem and the ground to make a kind of bow. The string is played with two hands. The fingers on one hand pluck the string, while fingers and a thumb on the other hand stop it vibrating to change the pitch and make the sound higher or lower.

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