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Ngoma Lungundu - The Legend of the Sacred Drum

In the drum was carried the good fortune of the tribe, at the sound of its beat their enemies were defeated; if it was lost they believed that calamity would befall them. The drum was too precious to touch earth; it was carried by selected bearers, the priests, wherever the tribe went, and guarded at night by a mythical pillar of flame.