a native dance, consisting of drum poundings, chantings, and hoppings around
(pronounced en’goma) drums used by the Mbala (similar to conga drums).
Refers to a combination of music-song-dance in Tanzania and Kenya. Also refers to a specific type of drum, or drums in general.
( ngoh mah) is a Central and Southern African word which means "drum" and in some cases, a ceremony using drums. The Congolese ngoma is a straight sided, single headed hand drum. It is carved from a balsa like wood and skinned with antelope hide held in place with palm thorns. Congolese ngoma often have feet carved at the bottom of the drum to create air space to let the bass sound out.
A drum, a dance in which a drum is used, also used as a general term for non-Western, traditional music (not making the distinction between dance and music)