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date: 14 November 2019

Bobomanlocked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi

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Large xylophone of the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. The name is derived from pasibobo (‘to beat’). It has four heavy wooden bars up to 1 metre long. They can be tuned by thinning the lower side for up to half its length. The larger bars rest on crossed sticks over a square hole in the ground about 20 cm deep, acting as a resonator. There is no standard size or tuning. The ...

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