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date: 15 November 2019

Geundrang [geunderang]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi



Double-headed barrel or cylindrical drum of Aceh province, Sumatra. Two sizes exist. The larger, called geundrang, is about 38 cm long and about 30 cm in diameter, and is either suspended by a cord around the player’s shoulder or rested on his lap. The right-hand head is made of thin cowhide and beaten with an L-shaped wooden beater; the left-hand head is made of goatskin and played by hand. They are laced together by rattan in parallel or V lines. The body is often made of jackfruit wood with a small airhole in its side. The smaller geundrang (geundrang ana, geundrang peungana or tuto) can be held under the arm and beaten on one head by hand, or held in the lap and played on both heads. Two large and one small geundrang are used in the large seurune kale ensemble. In East Aceh the geundrang is played with ...

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