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The adungu, also called the ekidongo or ennenga, is a stringed musical instrument of the Alur people of northwestern Uganda. It is an arched harp of varying dimensions, ranging from seven to ten strings or more.
The adungu may be played alone (often with vocal accompaniment) or in an ensemble, for diverse purposes including personal pleasure, nightclub and concert music, therapy of the mentally ill, and Christian worship.
The physical form of the adungu derives from uniquely African origins. The musical form commonly known as adungu music, however, is tuned to the diatonic scale of classic European music and bears the influence of the British presence in Uganda.
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