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date: 13 November 2019


  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  • , revised by Gini Gorlinski


Clarinet of Aceh, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. It is a bamboo pipe, roughly 30 cm long and 2 cm in diameter, with a thin bamboo reed, typically enclosed within a coconut-shell chamber, affixed near its upper end. The lower end terminates in a coconut-shell bell, about 10 cm long, opening to a diameter of 5 to 7 cm. The instrument has six fingerholes spaced approximately 2 cm apart. The buloh meurindu is typically played by men, either solo oraccompanied by ...

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