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Keromong [kromong]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  •  and Patricia Matusky

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Gong chime of Sumatra and Malaysia. In northern Jambi province (Kuala Tungkal), Sumatra, it consists of nine small, thin-rimmed, bossed gongs in a single-row frame. The term also denotes an ensemble comprising a keromong, a pair of gendang panjang (cylindrical drums), and a pair of gongs. It accompanies ceremonial dances and is said to have originated in South Sumatra, where the name is also used....

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