Lauren discusses and plays the buchundu 7 23 08MPG

The buchundo  is an instrument similar to the akonting (ekonting) played by the Manjago people of Senegal and Gambia.  Lauren discusses the buchundu and answers questions from Chuck Levy and Greg C. Adams.  

The right hand used to play the buchundu is different from the motion used by the Jola akonting players.  The Jola right hadn techniques is nearly indentical to minstrel/stroke style and clawhammer.