Gondang buluh [nungneng]
- Margaret J. Kartomi
Idiochord tube zither of the Mandailing area of North Sumatra. Its three strings are cut from the surface of a bamboo tube, raised on pyramidal bridges, and beaten with a pair of sticks wrapped with rubber. The lowest-pitched string, called boru-boru (‘female/mother’), substitutes for the big gong ogung boru. The center string (...