Akendumbra (pinyin: ā kěn dōng bù lā) is a Kazakh plucked stringed musical instrument.
The Kazakh language "Aken" means "folk singer". Akendumbra is a tombula commonly used by folk singers when they play and sing. Popular in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, Balikun, Mulei Kazak Autonomous County, Aksai Kazak Autonomous County in Gansu Province and Haixi Mongolian Tibetan and Kazak Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province.
Akendumbra is an ancient Kazakh stringed musical instrument. Its type is relatively simple. Kazakhs have unique names for each part of the musical instrument, often named after human organs or common objects.
Akendumbra is a Kazakh self-entertainment musical instrument, which can be played solo and accompaniment. It is the accompaniment instrument used by Akon when playing and singing. The music is rich in content and has a wide range of themes, such as describing ancient myths, folk stories, praising horses or praising the natural beauty of the hometown, etc., reflecting the life and thoughts and feelings of the Kazakh people from many aspects.