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The ndzendze (dzendze, dzenzé) is a Comorian musical instrument, of the box-zither type, possibly derived from the Malagasy valiha.[1] The musician Soubi (Athoumane Soubira) of Mwali is recognized as a master of the instrument.[2][3]


  1. ^ Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham; Richard Trillo (1999). World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Rough Guides. pp. 505–. ISBN 978-1-85828-635-8.
  2. ^ David Horn; Dave Laing (18 April 2005). Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 2 Locations (5 Vol Set): Volumes III to VII. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-8264-7436-0.
  3. ^ "Biographie: Soubi (Athoumane Soubira)". Afrisson. Retrieved 4 October 2014.