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date: 23 October 2019

Banci [bangsi]locked

  • Patricia Matusky

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[bangsi]

Large bamboo flute with five fingerholes, of the Bidayuh people of southern Sarawak, Malaysia. It is often played for entertainment (as background music) but can also be used in rituals, where it is believed to recall the spirit of a girl who has fainted or been in a trance. Young Bidayuh men play the smaller ...

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