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Si-daw [sidaw]locked

  • John Okell

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Drum of Myanmar. Si is the generic term for drum. The si-daw (‘royal drum’) is a double-headed barrel drum with heads laced together, about 120 cm long and 60 cm in diameter, suspended horizontally in a tall frame with a smaller subsidiary drum. They are each wrapped in colourful cloth and played together, with one player to each drum, and beaten with stout sticks on one head only. They are used for solemn ceremonies, optionally along with the ...

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