The “lokole” is the “talking drum”, the “bush telegraph” of villages in the Congo rain forest.  Its messages can be heard for many, many miles. The rolling beat resounded some nights all over Mbandaka, a city of 140,000 in 1970.  More later on the lokole and how its messaging saved the life of Polly Dye, the first baby born to Disciple missionaries in Congo.  

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