Zambian Luvale Ngoma: Timbre, Voice, and Rhythm

Winikoff, Jason.


  • Abstract: This thesis aims to introduce the music and instruments of the Zambian Luvale percussion ensemble through an analysis of timbre, vocal behavior, and rhythm. I hope to address a lacuna in academia as little scholarship has been dedicated to Luvale drumming and the music of Zambia. I situate Luvale percussion in its larger contextual setting and begin to explain how it is musically organized ... read more
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